Shogun Kalimeris foliage
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Height: 15 inches
Spacing: 15 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4b
A distinguished low growing relative of the aster that is noted for its lanced shaped green leaves with wide creamy white margins, varigation will fade through summer; daisy like flowers of lavender with yellow centers rise above the stems in fall
Shogun Kalimeris features showy clusters of lavender daisy flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early to mid fall. Its attractive narrow leaves remain green in color with distinctive creamy white edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Shogun Kalimeris is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Shogun Kalimeris is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Shogun Kalimeris will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Shogun Kalimeris is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.