- Daisy-like flowers with buds opening a dark pink turning white.
- The petals are finer and more delicate than the common daisy and the whole flower-head slightly smaller.
- The leaves are small, plants form mats, and each plant can spread over quite a large area.
- Good drainage and plenty of sunshine are essential for plants to survive cold damp winters.
- Sun also keeps the plant small and compact.
- Plants are easily raised from seed.
- The Royal Horticultural Society has given it an Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Erigeron aureus – The Alpine Yellow Fleabane is shown above
Erigeron ‘Dunkelste Aller’ has a dark purple flower
Erigeron Alpinus grows 6″-8″ high with mauve florets and a yellow disc.
Erigeron glaucus the Seaside Daisy
for other species see selected taxa
Suggested Locations for Erigeron
- Coastal locations enjoying sandy soil.
- Informal cottage gardens are where I remember seeing this plant as edging,
- Erigeron is low maintenance and small enough to look good in a Rock garden.