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Erigeron aureus

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.05m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourGold yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Erigeron aureus. Produces tufted mounds from the Mountains of West and North America. Grey green leaves are spoon-shaped to elliptic and hairy. Flowers are gold yellow and appear in early summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Mountains of W. N. America

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 or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Sandy, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Division in spring or early autumn or by seed in autumn, selected forms by softwood cuttings in early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew may cause problems.

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