2-3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: May to October
- Hardiness: H5
- Eventual Height: 0.1 – 0.5m
- Eventual Spread: 0.5 – 1m
Erigeron Karvinskianus, also known as ‘Mexican Fleabane’ and holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a versatile and hardy perennial plant that is native to Mexico and Central America. This plant has a long history of use in traditional medicine and is a popular choice for gardeners looking for a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant ground cover.
This Erigeron is a spreading, mat-forming plant that produces a profusion of small, daisy-like flowers that start out white and then soon turn pink and have large yellow centres. The plant’s leaves are delicate, fern-like and evergreen, making it perfect for use as a ground cover or as a filler between other plants in a garden bed.
This plant is easy to grow and care for, making it a great choice for gardeners of all skill levels. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade. Once established, it is drought tolerant and requires minimal watering.
In addition to its beauty, this Erigeron has a long history of use in traditional medicine. The plant’s leaves and flowers have been used to treat a variety of ailments including headaches, fever, and kidney problems. The plant is also known for its medicinal properties, and is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
How to care for your Erigeron Karvinskianus
- Soil: Prefers a well-drained soil, and will not tolerate heavy clay or wet soil. If your soil is heavy or poorly drained, consider amending it with compost or other organic matter to improve drainage.
- Position : Prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade. If planting in partial shade, be sure to provide at least 4 hours of direct sunlight per day.
- Watering: Once established it is drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering. Water only when the soil is dry to the touch. Over-watering can lead to root rot.
- Fertilising: Does not require regular fertilising. However, if you want to promote more vigorous growth, you can feed it once a month with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser.
- Pruning: Can be cut back in the Autumn or Spring to promote bushier growth. Be sure to remove any dead or yellowing leaves to maintain a neat appearance.
By following these simple care guidelines, you can ensure that your Erigeron Karvinskianus will thrive in your garden for many years to come.