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Hello!  Can anyone tell me why my lovely Erigeron Karvinskianus Mexican Fleabane have flattened?   It’s as though a cat or fox has been sleeping in the middle!



  • B3B3 Posts: 26,954
    Maybe it has😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 3,040
    If you had rain like we did yesterday, that's a possible cause!  When they reach a certain size, typically when in flower, these plants like to spread out by cascading, becoming flatter in the process. 
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.

  • Thanks.   That’s a shame as they look very unattractive now😕
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,261
    @moyamackay1 I think they will be fine, they grow in my path and get walked on, yes they get a little squashed but they have seeded there and I love them
    Looking forward to my new garden with clay soil here in South Notts.

    Gardening is so exciting I wet my plants. 
  • PianoplayerPianoplayer Posts: 624
    You can also give them a hair cut and they will bounce back!
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,044
    Mine is pretty flat except where it's leaning against a wall. I think it's just what they do.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Hmmmmmm!   Not impressed!
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