Erigeron glaucus (Sea Breeze)

Erigeron glaucus (Sea Breeze)


This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.


Position: full sun

Soil: fertile, well-drained soil

Rate of growth: average

Flowering period: June to August

Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need protection in colder regions)

A low-growing, spreading perennial with blue-grey leaves and striking, lavender pink, semi-double, daisy like flowers with yellow discs at their centre. It will flower right through the summer and self-seeds into unlikely places such as walls and crevices.

This plant loves sun and sea air, and is a familiar sight around the coasts of southern Britain. Let it flow over a raised wall, creep through a rock garden or tuck it in the front of a border and let it run.

Garden care: Cut back to ground level in autumn and avoid winter wet.

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