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Erigeron glaucus large-flowered
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A clump forming perennial bearing flowers with a yellow eye and longer mauve petals than Erigeron glaucus in summer. Grey-green, lance-shaped leaves. Grows to 20cm high and has a spread of 30cm.

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Bronze Purple Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming, Tufted
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

Name status

Correct

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil that does not dry out in summer, in full sun. Ideal for coastal locations

Propagation

Propagate by division or from basal softwood cuttings in the mid to late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Ground cover
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

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

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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