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Erigeron glaucus - Ker-Gawl.

Common Name Beach Aster, Seaside fleabane
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sea bluffs and sandy beaches under the influence of water[60].
Range South-western N. America. Occasionally naturalized in Britain.
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Erigeron glaucus Beach Aster, Seaside fleabane


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Erigeron glaucus is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in leaf all year, in flower from May to August, and the seeds ripen from June to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies), bees. The plant is self-fertile.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Ground Cover; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Plants can be grown as a ground cover when spaced about 45cm apart each way[208].

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife  Ground cover  Scented Plants

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Cultivation details

Prefers a moderately fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position[1, 111]. Best in a sandy dry soil[187]. Succeeds in fairly heavy soils[208]. Succeeds in very exposed positions[166] and grows best in mild maritime areas[208]. Intolerant of winter damp[188]. Plants are hardy to about -10°c[187]. A good butterfly and moth plant[30]. There are some named varieties selected for their ornamental value[208]. The bruised leaves have a balsamic perfume[245]. Does well in the border or rock garden[1]. Very few members of this genus will hybridise with other members of the genus[274].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ. The seed usually germinates within four weeks[111]. Division in spring or autumn[111]. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring. Basal cuttings in spring. Harvest the shoots when they are about 5 - 10cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer. Cuttings of semi-ripe shoots in summer.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Erigeron acer Biennial/Perennial0.5 -  LMHNM10 
Erigeron affinis  0.0 -  LMHNM01 
Erigeron annuusAnnual Fleabane, Eastern daisy fleabaneAnnual/Perennial1.0 3-8 MLMHNM100
Erigeron bulbosa  0.0 -  LMHNM10 
Erigeron philadelphicusPhiladelphia FleabaneBiennial/Perennial0.7 0-0  LMHNM020
Erigeron pulchellusRobin’s plantain, blue spring daisy, hairy fleabanePerennial0.6 4-8 FLMHSNM003

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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