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daisy type plant, aster of some sort?

Posted by pixiesusan Cape Cod (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 25, 13 at 20:09

I moved into a new home this year and have begged, borrowed, and bought tons of plants. I can't remember where I got this one but my landscaper kept telling me it was a week and to pull it out!

It just kept growing taller all summer but wasn't much to look at and didn't seem to have any buds or flowers. Until a couple of weeks ago. It's a good 5 feet tall (that's a 4 ft fence behind it). The stem is very stiff, I always have a good wind here and it's very sturdy, no blow over. The stems are light green and the leaves are narrow and not much to look at.

Again a few weeks ago it got buds and it is FILLED with daisy flowers. The flowers are about an inch and a quarter wide. 1 plant, a bazillion flowers!

Does anyone know what it is? Is it hardly on Cape Cod?


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RE: daisy type plant, aster of some sort?

Looks like feverfew.If it is you will have it all over the place,it's a great self seeder.I let it come up wherever it wants to then I just pull out what I don't want.

RE: daisy type plant, aster of some sort?

It isn't feverfew. It's an Aster and will be hardy on Cape Cod. I'll leave it to the US experts to say which Aster. But we call them Michaelmas Daisies as a blanket term for the late summer flowering ones.

This post was edited by florauk on Thu, Sep 26, 13 at 7:21

RE: daisy type plant, aster of some sort?

Boltonia asteroides looks similar.

RE: daisy type plant, aster of some sort?

It would be good to see the leaves. It's a beaut, that's for sure.
It's certainly big enough to be Boltonia.

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