Bolton's Aster, White Doll's Daisy, False Aster, False Chamomile, Thousand Flower 'Jim Crockett'

Boltonia asteroides var. latisquama

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Boltonia (bol-TO-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: asteroides var. latisquama
Cultivar: Jim Crockett
Additional cultivar information:(PP16678, aka Masbolimket)
Hybridized by Boyle
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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



Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall



This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Elburn, Illinois

Franklin, Massachusetts

Pinconning, Michigan

Andover, Minnesota

Hopkins, Minnesota

Burlington, North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 1, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The species can reach 5-6', but this cultivar only gets to about 2'.

Named for the much loved host of the first Victory Garden TV show.

U.S. Plant Patent PP16,678 was issued on June 20, 2006.


On Aug 23, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I planted two of these in the spring. Both have bloomed on and off (mostly on) for the whole summer. This plant has a very nice mounded shape. It seems to do well in sun or part shade, and it also seems to be very resistant to any sort of pest or disease. With all the rain we've had this summer plus a bumper crop of rabbits, my garden has suffered, but the two boltonia plants just keep cruising right along. So far I'm very impressed.
Update summer 2013: Love this plant; it does well no matter what and is absolutely covered with flowers. This will certainly be a staple in my gardens from now on.


On Aug 16, 2009, Massgirl from Franklin, MA wrote:

I bought this plant just this summer at a local garden center. I planted it right away in a dappled sun area, and while firming the soil around the plant a small branch broke off. I stuck it in the soil, figuring I killed it, but what the heck. I kept up with watering and checking on it to be sure it established itself, and it has taken off! Looks beautiful, still blooming, and the broken branch made itself some roots and has grown and bloomed too! Who knew? What a great purchase! Such pretty lavender daisy-like flowers.