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Erigeron glaucus 'Wayne Roderick' (Seaside Daisy)

Seaside Daisy 'Wayne Roderick', Beach Fleabane Daisy 'Wayne Roderick', Erigeron 'Wayne Roderick', Erigeron 'WR'


Noted for its heat tolerance, Erigeron glaucus 'Wayne Roderick' (Seaside Daisy) is a low-growing perennial forming a ravishing carpet of large lavender-blue flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with yellow centers. Blooming for months from spring through fall, they almost cover the fresh foliage of blue-green leaves. The charming blossoms attract bees and butterflies. Great for planting near the sea. Perfect for rock gardens and crevices in paving. Evergreen in mild winter areas, Erigeron glaucus is deer resistant and tolerates drought, salt spray and wind. 

  • Grows up to 12 in. tall (30 cm) with a spread of 18-24 in. (45-60 cm).
  • Easily grown in fertile, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Tolerates clay soils.
  • Great for beds and borders, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, city gardens, rock gardens, containers or as a groundcover.
  • Virtually disease and pest free.
  • Propagate by division or from stem cuttings in spring.
  • Cut back at the end of the season.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.
  • Erigeron glaucus is native to the coastline of Oregon and California where it grows on beaches, coastal bluffs and dunes.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 10
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Erigeron - Fleabanes
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Debbie Ballentine, John Rusk, UC Davis Arboretum, Flickr

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 10
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Erigeron - Fleabanes
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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