Aster viscidulus (Hakone-giku)
¥900 （incl. tax）
A graceful perennial of the family Asteraceae (the aster family). Found in the mountainous fields of the Kanto and Chubu regions of Japan.
The plant produces a single beautiful white flower at the end of each stem,
and is sticky at the base of its flowers and on its buds. It bears green, oblong leaves with serrated edges.
[Tips for growing Hakone-giku]
Hakone-giku flowers are long lasting, and the plants are relatively easy to grow.
They prefer plenty of sunlight and moderate moisture.
Be sure to use rich, well-drained soil.
Also remember to provide some shade as the plants are slightly sensitive to heat.
After germination, the plants require generous watering and proper temperature control.
They are propagated in fall by division and replanting.
— Graceful white hakone-giku flowers add elegance to tearooms —
The lone flower on each hakone-giku stem evokes Japanese aesthetics and endows spaces with a serene feeling.The white flowers also bring a sense of cleanliness and elegance to such rooms. Making flower arrangements centered around hakone-giku, with seasonal flowers and leaves added to enhance the seasonal ambience, is certain to make tea time even more special.