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Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erigeron karvinskianus

Other names

Mexican fleabane, Mexican daisy, Erigeron mucronatus, Erigeron 'Profusion', Erigeron karvinskianus 'Bluetenmeer' , Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion' , Latin American fleabane, Australian fleabane, Australian daisy, Santa Barbara daisy

Genus

Erigeron Erigeron

Species

E. karvinskianus - E. karvinskianus is a mat- or mound-forming, deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial with hairy, elliptic to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, in summer, daisy-like, white flowers turning pink to purple-pink with age.


Erigeron karvinskianus is: Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Mat Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Pink, Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Cut to the base in autumn.

Propagation

Sow seeds in a cold frame in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Between paving stones, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in sun with midday shade. Water regularly in dry periods. May become invasive in ideal growing conditions. Flowering is significantly reduced in shade. Protect with a dry winter mulch in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Erigeron karvinskianus

Other names

Mexican fleabane, Mexican daisy, Erigeron mucronatus, Erigeron 'Profusion', Erigeron karvinskianus 'Bluetenmeer' , Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion' , Latin American fleabane, Australian fleabane, Australian daisy, Santa Barbara daisy

Genus

Erigeron Erigeron

Species

E. karvinskianus - E. karvinskianus is a mat- or mound-forming, deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial with hairy, elliptic to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, in summer, daisy-like, white flowers turning pink to purple-pink with age.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Mat Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Pink, Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Cut to the base in autumn.

Propagation

Sow seeds in a cold frame in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Between paving stones, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in sun with midday shade. Water regularly in dry periods. May become invasive in ideal growing conditions. Flowering is significantly reduced in shade. Protect with a dry winter mulch in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane)

Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane)

(06/06/2011)

Erigeron karvinskianus July 14

(05/08/2010)

Erigeron May 2011 (16/06/2011)

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