How to Grow Erigeron

Erigeron karvinskianus pictured above left and right is a small herbaceous perennial, which looks lovely once it gets established and spreads. There are many species of Erigeron, but by far the most widely available and grown is E. karvinskianus.

It is very long flowering with flowers which start white and become pink with age and each plant will have many flowers which are replaced over a long, summer flowering period. 

Erigeron likes a sunny position, and although advice is to plant it in well drained soil which does not dry out, in fact Erigeron is tough and will grown on steps and in wall crevices.  It will grow to a maximum height of .5m, suitable for all soil types and fully hardy. It is a self seeder although not invasive and is tolerant of partial shade. 

Erigeron is suitable for coastal gardens, and there is a variety called Erigeron Glaucus  common seaside fleabane, beach aster, or seaside daisy illustrated centre image which as the name suggests is ideal for seaside gardens.

Once established E. karvinskianus is easy to grow, returns reliably each year and flowers profusely. Ideal for the front of a border, in a garden wall or rocker and as shown above, can be ideal to cover old steps or to soften a paved area. It has the RHS award of garden merit a good indicator of a reliable garden plant.

Erigeron is a simple plant and easy to grow, making it a green wheelbarrow plant.