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Erigeron glaucus ‘Elstead’

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.7m
  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourPurple-pink
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Erigeron glaucus ‘Elstead’. Dark purple-pink, daisy-like flowers are borne during the summer, with oval, greyish-green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

W. USA

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)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This species can become invasive. Prune back immediately after flowering, encourages a more compact growth and will prevent unwanted self-seeding.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew may cause problems.

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