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Last updated 26/3/20 10:28.
Commonly known as Fleabane
Genus of about 390 species of daisy-like annuals, biennials and perennials found in dry grassland and mountainous areas with a wide distribution but especially in North America.
As also in some other genera, named fleabane as it was cosidered to repel, or be poisonous to, fleas.
Any old garden wall clothed in daisy-like flowers opening white and fading pink to purple is almost certain to be supporting E. karvinskianus.
Also contains E. glaucus, the Beach aster which thrives in coastal conditions.
Represented in the UK by native E. acer, Blue fleabane which grows in dry grassland, banks, dunes and walls in southern England, mainly in calcareous areas.
Alpine or rock plant - These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - annuals, biennials and perennials. Daisy-like single to semi-double flowers in shades of white, pink, blue or purple.
Additional Features - Good to know - good for coastal sites and for rock gardens. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew.
Place of origin - very wide distribution, North America in particular.
Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine)
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
Wildlife - Bee friendly
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