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Kalimeris incisa

Previously known as:

  • Aster incisus 'Blue Star'
Description

'Blue Star' kalmeris is a clumping blue flowered cultivar in the Asteraceae (daisy) family. 

It is somewhat tolerant of part shade, but will be at its best when situated in full sun.  The flowers can bloom singly or in flat-topped clusters.

Maturity can take two to five years for a plant to reach.  Over time a group of plants will spread to form a colony.  At that time, they are also ready to divide.   

Its blooms are perfect for your cut flower or dried flower arrangements.  

Cutting to the ground or deadheading after flowering may produce an additional fall rebloom.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious issues.  Root rot can occur in locations with improper drainage.  Powdery mildew can occasionally be an issue.

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Tags:
#showy flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#perennials#rabbit resistant#herbaceous#deer resistant#herbaceous perennials#long bloom time#groundcover#cutting garden#dried arrangements#humidity tolerant#compact habit#clay soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#compact#wet soils intolerant
 
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Tags:
#showy flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#perennials#rabbit resistant#herbaceous#deer resistant#herbaceous perennials#long bloom time#groundcover#cutting garden#dried arrangements#humidity tolerant#compact habit#clay soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#compact#wet soils intolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Kalimeris
    Species:
    incisa
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Northeast Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Butterflies and bees are attracted to the blooms.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Easy to Grow
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    The 1"daisy like flowers are pale blue with yellow centers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    The dark green leaves are simple and arranged in an alternating arrangement.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Meadow
    Near Septic
    Pool/Hardscape
    Slope/Bank
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Heat
    Humidity
    Rabbits