The cream of the the New Zealand woody Asters and a star in the rock garden. This comes from the alpine areas of the mountains near Marlborough up to 1900 meters. Flowers are a bit of yellow teminal nothings but the whipcord silvery branchlets are exquisite perfection. Full sun and drier lean soil will suit this. Took 3 nights of 0F at Hedgerows Nursery in 2009.