Puriri Lane | Boltonia asteroides
Puriri Lane | Boltonia asteroides
Puriri Lane | Boltonia asteroides
Puriri Lane | Boltonia asteroides

Boltonia asteroides

Regular price$18.00
Tax included.
perfect for pollinators

One of our most loved plants when people visit our gardens, people always say "that is stunning, what is it?"

Boltonia asteroides also known as a False Aster provides a bright white presence from late summer until the first frosts, a time when the predominant shades are very autumnal. It is, in fact, one of the last flowering plants in the lead up to winter.

Hundreds of aster-like blossoms on a single plant are about 2.5cm across and feature yellow centres surrounded by narrow white ray petals. Narrow grey-green leaves and sturdy stems add to the plant's visual appeal.  

False Aster prefers damp to medium soil conditions and will perform to their best in either full sun or partial shade. Ours however are placed in quite dry areas of the garden and still perform particularly well and of course a layer of mulch will help to retain moisture through the hot summers. 

Plants tend to flower more profusely in moist sunny sites, and we find that the height can vary greatly from 1 metre - 1.5 metres depending on soil moisture. Standing water is even tolerated for short periods.  It is rhizomatous by nature so will spread, but not aggressively and it is easily split. Many beneficial insects are attracted to this stunning plant, including butterflies, bees, moths, and beetles. Plants will self-sow if happy.

Fabulous for cutting so is a perfect choice for the cutting garden as lasts well in a vase and floral work.

Cut back to the ground after flowering.

It looks striking with Solidago, other Asters, grasses and the stunning Eupatorium all of which we sell at various times throughout the growing season.

Height 1-1.5metres 

Perennial | Hardy | Deciduous


Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

We have updated our shipping rates:

Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.

  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum

Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.

If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a fully tracked service   
    • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
    • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
    • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
    • Most NZ Post deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural and South Island delivery which may add up to two days. 


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