Erigeron glaucus is often called the Seaside Daisy as it loves the coastal conditions. Other common names for this wild daisy include seaside fleabane and beach aster. These pictures show cultivated varieties growing on a wall within yards of the sea in Cornwall.
Growing Erigeron glaucus
- This is a herbaceous perennial that grows 12 inches high and spreads upto two feet in a clump.
- There are varieties flowering in pinks and blues including Sea Breeze and Roseus.
- The notable centre of the flower has golden yellow florets with an outer fringe of petals
- The stems appear succulent and this helps the plants survive salt ladened drying wind that you get at the seaside. Leaves are lance shaped and designed to retain moisture.
- Erigeron glaucus flowers best in full sun each one about 2″ across.
- Propagated from stem cuttings.
Uses and Where to Grow Erigeron glaucus
- Erigeron glaucus can be grown in many locations where there is good drainage but they flourish at the seaside.
- Erigeron glaucus can be used for containers and pots.
- I grow them in my rockery and with other Erigerons in an alpine area.
- The spreading habit makes them suitable for embankments or on top of walls.
See other small Erigeron plant growing tips and photos.