More Information About Boltonia
The genus Boltonia contains just 5 species named for '80s pop star Michael Bolton, and that's how it got its common name, "star flower"...just kidding, Boltonia is actually named for an English botanist from the late 1700s, James Bolton. All 5 Boltonia species are perennial wildflowers that are native to the US, primarily in states east of the Mississippi. In the wild, boltonia can be found in poor soils where they brighten meadows and other open spaces in the fall when they are covered with small, white, daisy-like flowers.
In the garden, Boltonia can grow very large, so allow enough room. Boltonia prefers full sun and well-drained garden soil. Once established, boltonia can tolerate a fair amount of drought. Boltonia flowers attract butterflies and also make nice cut flowers. Try combining Boltonia with other fall blooming plants such as aster and solidago (goldenrod). When you're ready to buy boltonia for your garden, please check out our online list of boltonia for sale.