Boltonia asteroides var. latisquama 'Pink Beauty'

False Aster

Tips for Homeowners:

If a more compact plant is desired, simply pinch back 1 or 2 times.  This also helps to keep the plant from lodging if grown in partial sun locations, otherwise it might be necessary to stake.

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Presents a very wispy appearance in the garden that is stunning and beautiful combined with larger shrubs and grasses. Prepare to delight in the butterfly visits!

  • Blooms late summer into fall
  • Great background plant for the border
  • Loads of tiny, pink flowers

Plant for easy access for harvesting flowers for late summer bouquets. Ideal for naturalizing or in the perennial border.

Height: 3-5 ft
Spread: 3-5 ft
Zone: 4-9
Color: Pink

Interesting Notes about False Aster:

This hardy perennial prefers moist, well-drained soils in full sun, but does tolerate a wide range of soils especially dry soils and is worth experimenting a bit to enjoy this native beauty.  It does spread by creeping rhizomes, but not vigorously.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Great Foliage
  • Fast Growing
  • Naturalizing

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Gray


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water