<i>Boltonia asteroides var. latisquama</i> 'Snowbank'<br>False aster or white doll's daisy
<i>Boltonia asteroides var. latisquama</i> 'Snowbank'<br>False aster or white doll's daisy

Boltonia asteroides var. latisquama 'Snowbank'
False aster or white doll's daisy

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantPart Shade
False aster or white doll's daisy
Boltonia asteroides var. latisquama 'Snowbank'

This native American perennial will give you a nice pop of color in late summer and fall.  The plants are covered with hundreds of white flowers. Easy to combine with other late bloomers like blue asters and sunflowers. They can tolerate hot, humid summers and are rarely bothered by pests or disease. Tough and easy to grow, the roots spread even in poor, dry soils.

  • Attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects
  • Late season nectar source for migrating butterflies
  • Covered with hundreds of white flowers
  • Grow it in full sun and well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Looks beautiful with blue asters
  • Deer tend to leave this plant alone

Native Range

White Doll's Daisy is found from the Upper Midwest and the Plains States south to Texas

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts


Butterflies and other insects have their skeleton on the outside of their body. This protective shell is called an exoskeleton and it conserves water in the insect body while helping to keep it safe from injury.




Although it will certainly tolerate periods of drought, Boltonia prefers average to moist soil and will withstand periodic wet feet. Full sun is essential for maintaining an upright stature. Cut back in early to mid-summer to achieve a less lanky habit.


Mature Size: 3-4ft. Tall x 3-4ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Full sun

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