Forum home Plants

Plant type

Daithi29Daithi29 Posts: 71
Hi there, 

Could you tell me what this is please, and if they can be planted straight into cracks, or should they be grown indoors and then planted out

Thanks

Dave



Posts

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    They are Erigeron Glaucus. Reasonably hardy outside, but need very free draining soil in full sun. 
  • Daithi29Daithi29 Posts: 71
    Great, thank you for confirming Borderline. Will definitely try and incorporate them next season 👍😁
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,211
    edited June 2019
    I confirm the ID, Erigeron glaucus / seaside fleabane
    I've got them in the garden, and also its more common cousin Erigeron karvinskianus / Mexican fleabane. Here's a photo I recently posted on the Insects of the day thread, showing a small butterfly sucking the nectar of my Erigeron glaucus flowers. Actually, the colours are not quite right, that erigeron is more pinkish than mauve.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Daithi29Daithi29 Posts: 71
    Thanks a mil for confirming Papi Jo. Are they just grown from seed or can they be cultivated at any stage?
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,211
    Erigeron karvinskianus / Mexican fleabane self-seeds easily. I don't know about Erigeron glaucus / seaside fleabane, I bought mine as plugs, but they are vigorous. 
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • dappledshadedappledshade Posts: 1,017
    Papi Jo said:
    I confirm the ID, Erigeron glaucus / seaside fleabane
    I've got them in the garden, and also its more common cousin Erigeron karvinskianus / Mexican fleabane. Here's a photo I recently posted on the Insects of the day thread, showing a small butterfly sucking the nectar of my Erigeron glaucus flowers. Actually, the colours are not quite right, that erigeron is more pinkish than mauve.
    Amazing photo and plant! What is that beautiful insect?
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,211
    @dappledshade Thanks, it's a butterfly, six-spot burnet (Zygaena filipendulae) .
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
Sign In or Register to comment.