• 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 'Four Winds'

fleabane 'Four Winds'

  • Other common names fleabane 'Four Winds'

  • 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 'Four Winds' is a compact perennial to 25cm tall, with yellow-centred, lilac-pink flowers in mid summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • 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 Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk

  • 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 does not dry out in summer, in full sun. Ideal for seaside locations

Propagation Propagate by division or from basal softwood cuttings in the spring

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

How to care

Pruning Deadhead to encourage further flowering. Cut back to ground level in autumn to maintain neat growth

Pests Slugs may attack new growth

Diseases Powdery mildew may be troublesome in dry soils

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