Boltonia asteroides var latisquama ‘Nana’ ( False Chamomile)


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Picture thanks to Jelitto Seeds

This plant is a sturdy perennial which is easily grown from seed and takes little care.  It will reward you with charming , showy white to pink to lilac sprays of  small starry flowers in mid to late summer , which make excellent cut flowers. It  can tolerate a range of soils including moderately dry, but prefers soils which is moderately moist and of medium richness.  It  can be used in natural landscaping, and as a tall container plant in a large pot, for the back of a paved area, so long as you repot it regularly when it outgrows its container.

Sowing advice

Sow in spring.Sow in trays or pots. Sow onto moist well-drained seed  raising mix. Press seeds lightly into soil but do not cover. Ideal temperature 20°C. Germination takes 10 days approx. Seeds must be kept damp at all times or germination will cease. If germination does not occur cold stratify. Move to 4°C.(door or veg compartment of fridge) for 2-4 weeks then return to warmth. Transplant seedlings once large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on in cooler conditions. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed with 100cm spacing


Additional information



Common Name

False Chamomile



Maximum Height

approx 70 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 40