Kalimeris incisa ‘Blue Star’


Kalimeris –

There are about 10 species of upright, leafy perennials in this genus.  They occur damp habitats in China, Korea and Japan.  They have alternate, linear-ovate to elliptic, sometimes toothed or smooth edged or pinnatifid leaves.  They are grown for their panicles of white, sometimes violet or pink tinged flower heads with a yellow center appear from summer to fall.  All species grow to be about 3-5’ feet tall.  They are best suited to a wild or informal border.

They are easily grown in any average soil that moist in sun or partial shade, stake taller species and shelter from wind.


Zones 5-9