It is native to eastern Asia (China, Korea and Japan)and Siberia, but is also naturalised on Hawaii.
Kalimeris plants can grow to a height of 1-1.5 m.
The genus is very small with only eight species:
Kalimeris indica = Indian Aster
Kalimeris mongolica = Genghis Khan Aster
Kalimeris pinnatifida = Double Japanese Aster