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Erigeron speciosus (Showy Fleabane)

Aspen Fleabane, Showy Fleabane


Erigeron speciosus (Showy Fleabane) is a vigorous, upright and well branched, clump-forming perennial producing masses of pink, lavender or white flowers, 1-2 in. across (2-5 cm), adorned with over 100 ray florets surrounding a yellow disk. Blooming for months from summer to fall, the blossoms attract bees, butterflies and other insects. They are held well above the foliage of narrowly-oval, gray-green leaves. This Erigeron has one of the showiest heads, hence the common name. Charming in a mixed border.

  • Grows up to 24 in. tall and wide (60 cm). Showy fleabane will form colonies.
  • Easily grown in fertile, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Do not let the soil dry out in summer.
  • Great for beds and borders, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, city gardens.
  • Virtually disease free. Keep an eye out for powdery mildews.
  • Deadhead to encourage further flowering. Cut back after flowering to reduce weediness and rejuvenate the foliage.
  • Propagate by division or from basal softwood cuttings in the spring.
  • Native to the western US.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Erigeron - Fleabanes
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, South Dakota, Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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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 4 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Erigeron - Fleabanes
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, South Dakota, Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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