Friday, 25 May 2012

Zone 3 Flowers: Fleabane (Erigeron)

Daisy Fleabane-Erigeron strigosus close-up
Description: Fleabane Daisies have similar flowers to the fall blooming Michaelmas Daisies, but produce a showy summer-long display. This selection has bright lavender-blue flowers for many weeks, over a bushy clump of green foliage. Excellent cut flowers for the summer border.

Hardy: Zone 3

Bloom Time: Early to late summer

Height: 18 -23''

Spacing: 18 -23''

Sun Needs: Full sun 

Water Needs: Medium

Outstanding Features
Beautiful flower for a flower garden, blooms all summer

Accent: Attracts Butterflies, Border, Containers, Cut Flower, Edging, Massed

Removing faded flowers will greatly increase the blooming season. Easily divided in early spring.

Cambridge, England: Botanic Garden: Daisy (Latin American, Mexican) fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus)

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