Bloom Description: panicles of purple tinged, white flower heads, with yellow centers; Plant Perks: Attracts Butterflies
Kalimeris [or the Kalimeris Asters] is a small genus with eight species from the sunflower family [Asteraceae].
It was first described in 1825 by the French botanist Alexandre Henri Gabriel de Cassini (1781-1832).
They can grow to a height of 1-1.5 m. The foliage is herbaceous. The blue-green leaves vary per species and are smooth textured. They can be long and narrow, round with large teeth or lobed. The flower heads are solitary or in leafy flat-topped inflorescences. The disc florets are yellow, the ray florets are white, pink or purple.