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Erigeron karvinskianus

Bonytip fleabane

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.15m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.75m to 1m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite then pink
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Erigeron karvinskianus (Bonytip fleabane). This is a trailing perennial, it has downy stems and hairy toothed leaves. The single or corymbs of flowers are small and profuse, they will bloom white then turn a pale pink with maturity.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Mexico, Panama

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed, rock garden, ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilLight
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

This species can become invasive. They will tolerate dry soil which is not too rich. You will need to prune after flowering for a better shape, and this will also 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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