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botanical name:
Erigeron karvinskianus
Erigeron karvinskianus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Fleabane, Spanish Daisy
synonyms:  Erigeron mucronatus
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.15m
width: 0.40m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Extremely long flowering. Myriad dainty white flowers on branching, wire-thin stalks. Flowers fading to pink. Self-seeds readily.

cultivation:
Best in sharply drained soil. Very tolerant. Good for thin soil or gravel in full sun. Cut hard back to tidy.

usage:
Will thrive in wall and paving crevices and other inhospitable spots. Good for softening hard landscaping edges. Useful in pots and planters.

other notes:
A favourite plant of Gertrude Jekyll.

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