Kalimeris yomena 'Shogun'

Japanese Aster, Variegated Golden False Aster




Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Kalimeris

Parent: Kalimeris yomena

Category: Perennial

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: To 18" tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Foliage is bright green with cream to yellow marginal variegation. Pinch back in early summer to promote new foliage. Flowers like daisies, light purple with yellow centers in September. Prefers well-drained soil. Will spread somewhat.


Sometimes sold as 'Variegata'.

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Nurseries Caroliniana in May 2011 and planted it in the One Of Everything garden. It comes back in spring with great variegation and then goes green in summer. It has spread about 2' in 2 years.

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