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Erigeron borealis

Alpine fleabane

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.45m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Erigeron borealis (Alpine fleabane). This wild flowering species is a low growing perennial, the leaves are spoon-shaped and will grow in rosettes. The flowers are yellow disc-like blooms either blooming singly or in clusters.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

North 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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