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Erigeron karvinskianus (mexican fleabane)

Hi all,

I bought 4 of these pots a couple of weeks ago and didn't get round to planting before I went away. I am hoping they still have a life to live so do I just deadhead? (if so, before or after I have potted on), Also, how far down should I snip please?

Thank you


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    I would snip them back to soil level.  They don't like drying out at all so fingers crossed that they are stilll alive and will send up new shoots.  RHS info here:

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  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,152
    Cut right back to almost soil lvl and stand the plant in water for a couple of hours until the compost is thoroughly wet. If you have any liquid feed that would help too. Fingers crossed it will be bounce back. 
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,061
    I agree with the above. I've seen them grow in cracks in walls, dry out completely then bounce back. Don't give up 
  • That's brilliant! Will do as suggested. Thank you for your time guys - much appreciated 
  • PeggyTXPeggyTX Posts: 556
    Mexican fleabane grows rampantly (wild) on our Central TX getaway cabin property.  I only recently learned what it is, but have seen it for many years all over Texas on our drives.
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