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Plant of the week – Erigeron karvinskianus

By August 11, 2017August 15th, 2017Landscaping

The Erigeron karvinskianus otherwise know as the Mexican fleabane is a favourite and must in a garden with lots of nooks and crannies in walls and paving for it to get itself established in.

This hardy perennial forms a carpet of daisy like flowers. These flowers can last much of the summer and if the old flower heads are Deadheaded will keep on producing into early autumn.

Erigeron karvinskianus is synonymous with cottage and arts and crafts gardens. It preforms best in a sheltered location with full sun and can often been seen in historic gardens creeping up stone stairways and climbing up garden walls.

Pollinating insects absolutely love this plant and if you are wanting to increase the biodiversity in your small courtyard its the perfect plant.

Ultimate height: 0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread: 0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years

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