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PlantFiles: Variegated Japanese Aster
Kalimeris yomena 'Aurea'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kalimeris (kal-lih-MEER-iss) (Info)
Species: yomena
Cultivar: Aurea
Additional cultivar information: (aka Shogun, Variegata)

Synonym:Kalimeris incisa

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A pretty plant but will take over given half a chance. I am trying it in an area of poorer soil in hopes that I can keep it somewhere. Blooms October-November in my garden.

Positive VA_GARDEN On Mar 23, 2011, VA_GARDEN from Hood, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

A very pretty, totally carefree plant. Variegated foliage is nice all year, and the small purple flowers late in the season are just a bonus. Three small (2 inch) pots have slowly spread through a 4 foot by 4 foot bed, making an attractive ground cover around daylilies. It is never watered and seems to be indifferent to drought. The deer have never bothered it.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Colchester, Connecticut
Cordele, Georgia
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Kalama, Washington

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