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Erigeron alpinus

Fleabane

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Features

  • BloomsApril to September
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBlue-pink shades
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Erigeron alpinus (Fleabane). This species is a stalked perennial clump, It is grown for its long-blooming flowers which will appear in mid spring and will last into the summer and autumn. The leaves are elliptic to spoon-shaped, medium green and hairy. The young leaves are downy in spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Mountains of C & S Europe

Interest and use

Border, rock garden, cutting bed.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will prefer a sunny position with well drained soil. Dead head regularly.

Propagation

Seeds germinate best at 55 degrees. 'Adria' is the variety pictured.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew may cause problems.

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