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Erigeron karvinskianus Seaside Spanish   Asteraceae

Erigeron karvinskianus, Seaside Spanish


Erigeron karvinskianus, Seaside Spanish	Synonym(s):
Erigeron mucronatus
This spreading perennial native to Mexico is useful as an informal ground cover and in mild climates will bloom profusely throughout the year. The small, 1 in (25 mm) wide flowers open white, fading to pink and wine red. It grows to about 4-6 in (10-15 cm) in height with an indefinite spread, and has lax stems and narrow, lance-shaped, hairy leaves. Cut back hard from time to time.
Hardiness zone from 7 To 11
Cultivation: Fully frost hardy, they prefer a sunny position sheltered from strong winds and moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
Do not allow to dry out during the growing season.
Cut back immediately after flowering to encourage compact growth and prevent unwanted self-seeding.
They can become invasive.
Propagate from seed or by division in spring.