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Fleabane

Erigeron karvinskianus

Spanish Daisy, Mexican fleabane, Latin American fleabane

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Mexican fleabane is a charming and aesthetically pleasing slender plant native to Mexico, but has established itself all across the world. It looks beautiful tucked in wall crevices and creeping down the sides of stone or brick steps, attracting insects and birds to your Mediterranean or dry garden. This drought tolerant ornamental plant serves as an an accent plant lending good texture and form to a garden, great as a border or a ground-cover.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Spring, Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

For cut flowers, pick when fully open. When harvesting seed allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds. Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored.

Propagation

Cuttings
Root basal cuttings, in spring.
Seed
Sow seed in spring - it will emerge within a week or two.

Special features

Pot plant
Well-suited to containers given sufficient drainage holes.
Attracts useful insects
Insects such as bees and butterflies.
Attracts birds
Attracts hummingbirds and insect eating birds will soon visit to follow the insects luring around the sweet flowers.
Drought resistant
Drought tolerant once well-established, suitable for xeriscaping.

Geography

Origin
Mexico and towards Panama.

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
White to pinkish., White, Purples, Blue
Scent
None

Problems

Diseases include Bidens mottle virus, downy mildew, powdery mildew, rust, white smut, leaf spots, Southern blight, and rust.

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