Erigeron- Fleabane

The flowers of this perennial resemble Michaelmas daisies, but they are smaller and the ray florets are more numerous.

Situation:

The fine colouring and profuse flowering make this plant very suitable for the herbaceous border.

Soil:

Any ordinary garden soil, provided it is not too dry.

Propagation:

Garden hybrids can only be propagated by division.

Erigeron hybrids: Height 50-80 cm; flowering in the summer months. The flower-heads consist of 100-160 ray florets, even more in double varieties; the centre disc is always yellow. The leaves are oval to spear-shaped. ‘Antwerpia Gigantea Alba’, white, single; ‘Dainty’, single, deep purple; ‘Darkest of All’, deep purple, single; ‘Mrs. E. H. Beale’, pale violet, single; ‘Rote Schonheit’, purple red, double; ‘Strahlenmeer’, purple, semi-double.

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