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Fleabane ~ Erigeron Plant Care Guide ~ Varieties

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Erigeron (/ɨˈrɪərɒn/;[1] syn. Stenactis Cass.) is a genus of about 390 species[2] of daisy-like flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, sometimes confused with other closely related genera, Aster and the true daisy Bellis. The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution in dry, mountainous areas and grassland, with the highest diversity in North America, where 173 species occur.[2][3]

Selected species

  • Erigeron leibergii – Leiberg’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron leiomerus – Rockslide Yellow Fleabane
  • Erigeron lemmonii – Lemmon’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron linearis – Desert Yellow Fleabane
  • Erigeron lobatus – Lobed Fleabane
  • Erigeron lonchophyllus – Shortray Fleabane
  • Erigeron maguirei – Maguire’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron mairei – Atlas Mountains Fleabane
  • Erigeron mancus – Depauperate Fleabane
  • Erigeron maniopotamicus – Mad River Fleabane
  • Erigeron melanocephalus – Black-head Fleabane
  • Erigeron mexiae – Mex’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron miser – Starved Fleabane
  • Erigeron miyabeanus – Japanese Fleabane
  • Erigeron modestus – Plains Fleabane
  • Erigeron muirii – Muir’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron multiceps – Kern River Fleabane
  • Erigeron multiradiatus – Himalayan Fleabane
  • Erigeron myosotis
  • Erigeron nanus – Dwarf Fleabane
  • Erigeron nauseosus – Marysvale Fleabane
  • Erigeron neglectus
  • Erigeron nematophyllus – Needle-leaf Fleabane
  • Erigeron neomexicanus – New Mexico Fleabane
  • Erigeron ochroleucus – Buff Fleabane
  • Erigeron oharai
  • Erigeron oreganus – Gorge Fleabane
  • Erigeron oreophilus – Chaparral Fleabane
  • Erigeron ovinus – Sheep Fleabane
  • Erigeron oxyphyllus – Wand Fleabane
  • Erigeron parishii – Parish’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron peregrinus – Wandering Fleabane, Subalpine Fleabane, Foreign Fleabane
  • Erigeron petrophilus – Cliff Fleabane, Rock daisy (no ray flowers)
  • Erigeron philadelphicus – Philadelphia Fleabane/Daisy
  • Erigeron pinnatisectus – Feather-leaf Fleabane
  • Erigeron piperianus – Piper’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron piscaticus – Fish Creek Fleabane
  • Erigeron poliospermus – Purple Cushion Fleabane
  • Erigeron pringlei – Pringle’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron procumbens – Corpus Christi Fleabane
  • Erigeron proselyticus – Professor’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron pubescens – Hairy Fleabane
  • Erigeron pulchellus – Robin’s Plantain
  • Erigeron pulcherrimus – Basin Fleabane
  • Erigeron pumilus – Shaggy Fleabane
  • Erigeron purpuratus – Purple Fleabane
  • Erigeron pygmaeus – Pygmy Fleabane
  • Erigeron quercifolius – Oak-leaf Fleabane
  • Erigeron radicatus – Tap-root Fleabane
  • Erigeron reductus
  • Erigeron religiosus – Clear Creek Fleabane
  • Erigeron rhizomatus – Zuni Fleabane
  • Erigeron roylei – Royle’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron rybius – Royal Fleabane
  • Erigeron rydbergii – Rydberg’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron salishii – Star Peak Fleabane
  • Erigeron salmonensis – Salmon River Fleabane
  • Erigeron sanctarum – Saints Fleabane
  • Erigeron saxatilis – Rock Fleabane
  • Erigeron sceptrifer – Scepter-bearing Fleabane
  • Erigeron scopulinus – Winn Falls Fleabane
  • Erigeron serpentinus
  • Erigeron simplex – One-stem Fleabane
  • Erigeron sionis – Zion Fleabane
  • Erigeron sivinskii
  • Erigeron socorrensis
  • Erigeron speciosus – Aspen Fleabane
  • Erigeron strigosus – Prairie Fleabane
  • Erigeron subglaber – Hairless Fleabane
  • Erigeron subtrinervis – Three-nerve Fleabane
  • Erigeron supplex – Supple Fleabane
  • Erigeron tenellus – Rio Grande Fleabane
  • Erigeron tener – Slender Fleabane
  • Erigeron tenuis – Slender-leaf Fleabane
  • Erigeron thunbergii – Thunberg’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron tweedyi – Tweedy’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron uintahensis – Uinta Fleabane
  • Erigeron uncialis – Lone Fleabane
  • Erigeron uniflorus – One-flowered Fleabane
  • Erigeron untermannii – Indian Canyon Fleabane
  • Erigeron ursinus – Bear River Fleabane
  • Erigeron utahensis – Utah Fleabane
  • Erigeron vagus – Rambling Fleabane
  • Erigeron velutipes
  • Erigeron vernus – Early White-top Fleabane
  • Erigeron versicolor – Sonora Fleabane
  • Erigeron vetensis – Early Blue-top Fleabane
  • Erigeron viscosum
  • Erigeron vreelandii
  • Erigeron watsonii – Watson’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron wilkenii – Wilken’s Fleabane
  • Erigeron yukonensis – Yukon Fleabane
  • Eriger

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Guide to Growing Plants – Erigeron – Fleabane

Erigeron are hardy or half hardy perennials that are native to Northern America.

Depending on the species of Erigeron they may flower from the start of summer through to the beginning of autumn.

They bear daisy like flowers of many colours, including orange, pink, white, purple and yellow.

They grow in height from 10 to 90 cm making them great to use as edging plants or in the border. A common name of Erigeron is Fleabane.

Erigeron linearis

Erigeron linearis by Matt Lavin.

Quick Erigeron Growing Guide and Facts

Common Names: Fleabane
Life Cycle: Hardy perennial. Half hardy perennial. Biennial. Annual.
Height: 4 to 36 inches (10 to 90 cm).
Native: Northern America.
Growing Region: Zones 2 to 9.
Flowers: Summer and/or early autumn.
Flower Details: White, purple, pink, lavender, yellow, orange. Daisy-like ray and disc florets. Narrow petals.
Foliage: Herbaceous. Narrow. Thread-like. Oblanceolate. Oval. Hairy. Green.
Sow Outside: Surface. Start of spring or autumn. Spacing 9 to 18 inches (23 to 45 cm).
Sow Inside: Germination time: two weeks to two months. Temperature: 55°F (13°C). Nine or ten weeks in advance. Transplant outdoors before the last frost or in the first month of autumn.
Requirements and care: Full sunlight or slight shade. Good drainage. Ordinary soil. Occasional light feed. Deadhead. Stems should be cut back to the ground in autumn. Divide every three years to maintain vigour. Propagate: by dividing in the spring in cooler areas or the beginning of autumn elsewhere.
Miscellaneous: May be weedy and invasive. Many species of moths and butterflies feed exclusively on Erigeron.

How to grow Fleabane (Erigeron)

It is best to sow Fleabane seeds on the surface in either early spring or early autumn. they like to grow in a sunny or partially shaded area of the garden that has good drainage. If you prefer you can start growing Fleabane indoors then they should be prepared about 8 weeks before they are due to be put out at the beginning of spring before the last frost, or at the beginning of autumn.

Caring for Erigeron plants in the garden

Erigeron species such as Fleabane are quite easy to maintain; they should be deadheaded once flowering has occurred and cut back to ground level in the autumn. They will require a light feed, and should be divided every three years to maintain vigorous growth. If you require more plants then they can be divided in the spring or autumn.

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See Also ….

Fleabane ~ Azure Fairy (Erigeron)

Daisy Fleabane

Uses of Daisy Fleabane


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