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  • fleablane ( syn. Erigeron karvinskianus )
  • Eventual height: 0.25m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion'

fleablane ( syn. Erigeron karvinskianus )

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators RHS endorsed product
approx 250 seeds £2.40
approx 250 seeds £2.40

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of Growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of small daisies, emerging white, then turning pink, with yellow centres, give this plant an unusual, two-tone effect. It has a long flowering period, from May to October, and is amazingly versatile, being low-growing, happy in sun or partial shade and thriving in any well-drained soil. It's also tolerant of coastal conditions. Try it as an edging plant in a mixed border, alongside paths, in a gravel garden, spilling over walls, or planted in the cracks in paving. Bees and butterflies love all erigerons, so they make a wonderful addition to a wildlife garden, too.
    Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.
    Part of the seed range produced by Mr Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.

  • Garden care: Sow thinly in trays of seed compost, then cover with a fine layer of compost. Firm gently and keep moist. Keep at approx. 15-20C. Seedlings appear 14-28 days. When large enough to handle transplant to individual 7.5cm pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to outside conditions in late May (avoid frosts). Trasplant 30cm apart in flowering position. Drought tolerant, can be grown in gaps in walls and paving.

  • Sow: February to April

  • Flowering: June to October

  • Approximate quantity: 250 seeds.