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Erigeron karvinskianus (Seaside Daisy)

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Plant description

erigeron karvinskianus seaside daisy 1

erigeron karvinskianus seaside daisy 2

A low and spreading ground cover perennial, popular for its delicate look which belies its very hardy nature. It is long flowering for most of the year, with dainty pink and white daisy flowers. It has a dense habit which will deter weed growth, and will spill over embankments and pot edges. Drought tolerant, and as the common name indicates, is very suitable for coastal sites. Is good in most soil types, at its best in moist conditions. Frost tolerant.

It can be invasive, and can escape from gardens to colonise bushland areas. It produces copious amounts of seed which are easily dispersed.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink and white
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 0.7 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, bees.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.0

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser.

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