Fleabane

Erigeron spp.

Daisy

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Large genus containing many annual, biennial and perennial species typically grown for their pretty, daisy-like flowers. Also known as fleabane, some species have a clumping habit and most are highly branched. Distributed across most continents, growing in dry mountainous and grassland habitats, most species are found in North America. Foliage is most often lance or spoon-shaped and flowers may be single or semi-double and are usually produced in corymbs. Coloured petal rays range from white, orange and yellow to pink, purple and blue, always with a yellow or orange disc centre, although some species lack ray flowers completely. Often used in herbaceous borders, coastal settings and rock gardens, larger Erigeron species make good cut flowers (pick when flowers fully open). Deadhead regularly to encourage new blooms.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Asteraceae

Flower colour

Yellow, White, Purple, Pink, Orange

Scent

None

Problems

Generally pest and disease free

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