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Re: Re: Looking to ID this plant

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Thank you Elaine,

Hi Francesca, here are 30+ Erigeron listed in Shoot. Maybe take a look at Erigeron karvinskianus. It appears that the flowers in your photo haven't opened yet and they might be white with a yellow center.

I hope that helps?

Cheers, Nicola

  • Posted: Tue. 26th September 2017 16:14

Re: Ground cover

Message from Robert Kennett - Garden Designer

In forum: Garden design

Try Erigeron karvinskianus. It's very low, its pink to white little daisy flowers bloom on and on well into autumn and it's as easy as pie to grow. Looks fantastic grown en masse. Unbeatable.

  • Posted: Thu. 3rd November 2011 23:35

Re: Planting to offset multi stemmed birch bark cherry

Message from Robert Kennett - Garden Designer

In forum: Garden design

May I be bold and urge you NOT to put shrubs around a multi-stem tree. I am an experienced garden designer and I would suggest a dramatic multi-stem such as yours deserves only the plainest, subtlest accompaniment. I would go for a single species low plant for 2-3m diameter around its base. How about Erigeron karvinskianus - pink and white daisy flowers look great en masse and they flower for ages. Keep it simple and it will help show off the tree.

  • Posted: Thu. 20th October 2011 09:21

Re: Alpines

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Garden design

Hi, Margaret,
The crevices in the wall must be large enough to hold the root ball of the plant and deep enough for the roots to take hold. And though alpines typically need good drainage, there needs to be a some type of shelf or barrier at the bottom of the crevice to prevent the soil and plant from eroding. Once planted, they will need to be watered frequently to help them establish. Though not an alpine, have you considered Erigeron karvinskianus or Erigeron 'Profusion' - lovely daisy-like flowers and these plant thrive in crevices. They are drought tolerant when established, too. Wisley has used them in crevices in the stones in the steps and surrounding paving at the formal pond near the entrance to the gardens - gorgeous!
Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 4th May 2011 18:31

Re: Re: Mediterranean garden

Message from Nicola

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Thanks so much for such a comprehensive and useful reply Kennett Garden Design! I am sure Jacky will be thrilled.

Here is an easy list of the plants mentioned:

Deschampsia cespitosa
Helictotrichon sempervirens
Scabiosa caucasica
Knautia macedonica
Succisa pratensis
Philadelphus Manteau d'Hermine
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Erigeron karvinskianus

Please show us how the garden looks when done and what you decide to plant!

  • Posted: Sat. 4th September 2010 04:24

Re: Mediterranean garden

Message from Robert Kennett - Garden Designer

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Nice climate down there for plants!

On a recent trip to Sicily I saw some wonderful wild combinations of grasses and wild scabious. You could repeat this look with Scabiosa caucasia, Knautia macedonica or Succisa pratensis.
Shrubs might include Coprosma, Myrtus (myrtle), Philadelphus Manteau d'Hermine (dwarf mock orange), Rosemarinus (Rosemary) and Lavender of course. Most of these are scented and I think a good evening aroma is key to a mediterranean garden. Best climber for aroma by far is Trachelospermum jasminoides - not actually Jasmine but this climber is much tider, more in control and has Jasmine like white (or now soft yellow version) flowers. But the scent is amazing!
Use a few spiky plants like Astelia, Agaves (better in pots) or Phormium for accent plants. And somewhere you ought to have some olive trees in terracotta pots. Erigeron karvinskianus is a great plant to have tumbling down some stony steps.
Hope this helps a little. Give me a shout if you'd like a planting plan.

  • Posted: Sat. 4th September 2010 03:56

Re: Plants for wall crevices

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: General

Hi Pam,

A few suggestions which you might like:

Erigeron karvinskianus (awarded RHS AGM): http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/erigeron-karvinskianus?referrer=%2Fplant%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Derigeron+karvinskianus

Aubrieta – there are many suitable varieties: http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/search?p_q=aubrieta

Sedum acre – a lovely succulent: http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/sedum-acre-minus?referrer=%2Fplant%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dsedum+acre

Campanula carpatica: http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/campanula-carpatica?referrer=%2Fplant%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dcampanula+carpatica]

Mountain rock cress: http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/arabis-alpina-subsp-caucasica-schneehaube?referrer=%2Fplant%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Darabis+alpina+subs.caicasica

To plant these you should be able to simply mix seeds in with some soil, and press gently into the wall crevices. This should also be possible for the wild wallflower that you mention.

Caper plants sound a little more complex to start off from seed. You might find more success with cuttings. This should be done in early spring, you should select pencil sized stems from the base of the plant with ideally 6-10 buds on it. Dip in some rooting powder and put into a loose, well drained compost (plenty of grit added). With any luck these will root, and you can then push them into the wall as plugs.
Sounds like a lot of trouble but would be worth it if you were successful!

Hope this helps. Let us know how you get on.


  • Posted: Tue. 1st June 2010 17:01

Heated propagator

Message from Marissa Zoppellini

In forum: General

Hi Sarah

I have some suggestions based on what I have sucessfully germinated:
Arisaema consanguineum (perennial good for shade but will take more than a year before ready to flower)
Erigeron karvinskianus (evergreen perennial good for sun)
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' (fennel - perennial good for sun, insects,scented)
Lavandula stoechas (Lavender good for sun, scented, insects)
Nicotiana (Annual, good for moths, scented)
Calendula (Annual, good for sun, insects)

How about some edibles too? Cherry tomatoes, Thyme, Rosemary, Basil, Parsley and Oregano are all easy to propagate from seed.

As a general point, I have most sucess raising veg (probably 100% certain of something germinating) and annuals (nearly as good as veg) from seed, whilst shrubs and perennials are the group where some plants need more than one try, that is why I have restricted my recommendations to those that I know are not particularly tricky.

Don't forget you can use the propagator for cuttings too!

I would also suggest that North-facing is not ideal and you are probably going to get some leggy seedlings - sometimes you can get away with transplanting seedlings a little deeper to shorten them, so you could try that with a few if necessary. Happy Growing! All the best, Marissa

  • Posted: Sun. 7th February 2010 15:05

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Erigeron karvinskianus

Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane) has been used in The HESCO Garden by Leeds City Council for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.

  • Posted: Fri. 15th May 2009 08:53

Wall ideas

Message from Kathy C

In forum: New member

Hi, Janice! Thanks for the photo! Apologies for not replying sooner - I have been waiting for inspiration to hit and it finally has! I have a number of ideas for your wall planting depending upon the look you want to achieve. Here are a few thoughts:

-One of my favourite plants for walls and crevices is Erigeron karvinskianus. It happily grows in full sun and shallow soil and will seed in the most delightful places. I had it in the wrong place in my London front garden - far too shady -and it did great! It seeded all around the space in the crevices of our paving and didn't seem to mind the shade too much. I have seen this planted in the crevices of stone steps at Wisley and looks fantastic.

- If you want to go with the arid, sort of 'living roof' effect, you can plant different species of trailing Sedum. Sedum rupestre 'Angelina' or Sedum 'Gold Mound' will trail and provide colour with their golden-yellow leaves. I had 'Angelina' in my London garden (I transformed my back garden into a gravel garden) and it happily rewarded me with bright yellow blooms, too! You could plant any number of Sempervivum alongside the Sedum - they won't trail but will slowly spread their neat little rosettes. With all of these plants, once established you won't need to water them much at all!

- For year-round colour and scent you could plant a trailing Rosemary (one of my favourites, too!). Rosmarinus 'Blue Rain' is just one of the many trailing Rosemary cultivars available.

- If you like annuals, you could plant Lobelia at the top of the wall. If the winter is mild, it might not die and you would just have to shear it back in spring to rejuvenate it. So many colours to choose from, too. Or, if you like hot colours, you could plant Nasturiums (Tropaeolum) easily in situ from seed. Again, so many great cultivars out there to choose from.

Have a search on the site for these plants and see if any strike your fancy. I hope this is useful!

Happy planning!
Kathy C

  • Posted: Sat. 30th August 2008 09:36