Mexican Fleabane Overview
Erigeron karvinskianus - also known as Mexican fleabane or Spanish Daisy, amongst many other names - is a charming species that produces masses of attractive, daisy-like white-pink flowers, with yellow centres. They appear in summer, opening white and developing a pink-purple tinge with age. Foliage is narrow and covered in hairs. It is native to Mexico but has now established itself all across the world. It looks beautiful tucked in wall crevices and creeping down the sides of stone or brick steps, attracting insects and birds to a gravel or coastal garden. This drought-tolerant, ornamental species serves as a lovely accent plant, lending good texture and form to a garden. It spreads quickly and works well as an edging or a ground-cover plant. It likes a sheltered position in full sun and well-drained soil. Erigeron karvinskianus is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative which showcases plants that support pollinators by providing ample amounts of nectar and/or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
How to propagate Mexican Fleabane
Sow seed in spring - it will emerge within a week or two.
Special features of Mexican Fleabane
Attracts useful insects
Insects such as bees and butterflies.
Drought tolerant once well-established, suitable for xeriscaping.