Mexican fleabane

Erigeron karvinskianus

Mexican fleabane - Erigeron karvinskianus

Common Name: Mexican fleabane
Genus: Erigeron
Species: karvinskianus

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Good for wildlife, Good for a rock garden, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, White, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

Masses of small daisies emerging white then turning pink with yellow centres give this plant an unusual two-tone effect. It has a long flowering period from May to October and is amazingly versatile being low-growing, happy in sun or partial shade and thriving in any well-drained soil. It's also tolerant of coastal conditions. Try it as an edging plant, in a mixed border, alongside paths, in a gravel garden, spilling over walls or planted in the cracks in paving. Bees and butterflies love all erigerons so they make a wonderful addition to a wildlife garden too.

  • Garden care: Trouble free. Cut back the flowered stems to ground level in early spring. Lift and divide large clumps every second or third year discarding the woody crowns.


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