Erigeron Karvinskianus

Erigeron Karvinskianus


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: May to October

Hardiness: fully hardy

Masses of small daisies, emerging white, then turning pink, with yellow centres, give this plant an unusual, two-tone effect. It has a long flowering period, from May to October, and is amazingly versatile, being low-growing, happy in sun or partial shade and thriving in any well-drained soil. It's also tolerant of coastal conditions. Try it as an edging plant in a mixed border, alongside paths, in a gravel garden, spilling over walls, or planted in the cracks in paving. Bees and butterflies love all erigerons, so they make a wonderful addition to a wildlife garden, too.


Garden care: Trouble free. Avoid excessive winter wet and trim lanky stems in autumn.