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Erigeron aurantiacus

Orange daisy

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange, pink-red
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Erigeron aurantiacus (Orange daisy). This clump-forming perennial from Mountains of Turkestan. Reaches a height and spread of 35cm. It has spoon-shaped, grey-green leaves to 10cm long, and in summer bears brilliant yellow-orange, pink-red flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Mountains of Turkestan

Interest and use

Flower heads are good for cutting. Mixed herbaceous border or rock garden. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate from seed or by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to slugs.

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