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Fleabane

Erigeron karvinskianus

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Erigeron karvinskianus

‘Profusion’ fleabane is a carpeting, rhizomatous, woody-based perennial with lax, branching stems and abundant yellow-centered white flowers in summer. Blossoms fade to pink and purple. Foliage is hairy and grayish green. Excellent in containers.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsUseful for a wall or paving crevices. Well adapted to dry summers and can tolerate drought once established.

CareGrow in fertile, well-drained soil that does not dry out in summer. Deadhead to encourage further flowering. For cut flowers, pick when fully open.

PropagationDivide, or root basal cuttings, in spring.

ProblemsBidens mottle virus, downy mildew, powdery mildew, rust, white smut, leaf spots, Southern blight, and rust.

  • Genus : Erigeron
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, White, Yellow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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