Erigeron karvinskianus (previously known as E. mucronatus. Also known as Mexican fleabane and Australian fleabane)
Clump forming herbaceous perennial. Useful for growing in rockeries and between gaps in paths and walls. Drought tolerant. Attractive to insects.
Pink and white flowers in summer.
Habit – clump-forming, spreading. H: 22cm. S: 20cm
Leaves – small, slightly hairy, grey-green, slender lance shape.
Flowers – very similar to wild UK daisies, but on longer stems and with a slightly larger flower, borne in large numbers. Flowers open white and turn to pink or purple.
Fertile, well-drained soil. Tolerates drought.
Cut back to ground level in autumn, after flowering has finished. Can become invasive in mild areas.
Generally pest and disease free.
Lift and divide large clumps every two to three years, discarding the woody centres. Will also self-seed.
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