Erigeron karvinskianus

Mexican fleabane

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Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Erigeron karvinskianus
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Mexican fleabane, Erigeron karvinskianus, is a charming slender plant native to Mexico, but has established itself in many Mediterranean areas and dry gardens in Britain. It looks lovely creeping down the sides of stone or brick steps or tucked in wall crevices, where it both seeds itself and also spreads slowly with its rhizomatous roots. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Erigeron karvinskianus in well-drained soil in full sun. It's easily raised from seed, which may be scattered in the cracks between paving stones or mixed with a little clay and pressed into hollowed mortar joints in walls.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Erigeron

Species: karvinskianus

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: April to May

Time to divide plants: March to May

Reader reviews


Just what I need, luckily my neighbour gave me some last year & now I know the best place to use it. Would have asked my neighbour but he doesn't hear too well.


Charming little daisies , starting off white then changing to pink as they age.

Sprinkle seed in a warm sunny spot and let them take over.
Will self seed easily .
A smashing gem of a plant.

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