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Canadian Horseweed

Erigeron canadensis

Also known as

Canadian Fleabane

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

20cm

6 months to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Canadian Horseweed Overview

Erigeron canadensis is a native North American plant that has spread throughout the temperate areas of Europe, Asia and Australia. This annual plant is considered a weed, able to grow in urban settings as well as arable. It is believed to be the first plant to develop a resistance to glyphosate.

Common problems with Canadian Horseweed

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to harvest Canadian Horseweed

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Canadian Horseweed

    Seed

    Other uses of Canadian Horseweed

    Historically the Zuni people of America used the plant as part of their herbal remedies for sore throats and dysentery.