• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze'

fleabane 'Sea Breeze'

fleabane 'Sea Breeze'

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  • Other common names fleabane 'Sea Breeze'

  • Synonyms Erigeron 'Sea Breeze Mauve'
    Erigeron 'Sea Breeze Pink'

  • Family Asteraceae

  • Genus Erigeron can be annuals, biennials or perennials with simple or lobed leaves, and daisy-like flowers with many slender rays, appearing over a long period in summer

  • Details 'Sea Breeze' is a low-growing, carpeting perennial reaching up to 45cm. Its evergreen leaves are a blue-grey-green colour. Masses of lilac-pink semi-double flowers with yellow centres are produced throughout the summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous or Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H4

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in fertile, well-drained soil that remains moist in summer. Especially good for planting near the sea. Good drainage is needed, so grows well in rock gardens and crevices in paving

Propagation By division or from stem cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

How to care

Pruning Cut back at the end of the season

Pests Usually trouble free

Diseases Usually trouble free

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