Erigeron karvinskianus

Mexican fleabane (syn. Profusion )

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Buy Erigeron karvinskianus Mexican fleabane (syn. Profusion ): Daisy like flowers turn from white to pink

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: June 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.

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Notes on Erigeron karvinskianus

"This tiny pink and white fragile daisy is a welcome self-seeder in paths and steps - and it dances even on still days over almost black linear foliage"

Hardy and beautiful


Lovely little plant, make me smile




Seem to flower forever!!


I love this plant. It's great in pots, hanging baskets and borders. It self seeds and never seems to stop flowering. Brilliant




Little stunner


I bought this last year thinking it was an Annual and just went back on crocus to look for the plants name. So chuft after reading all the reviews its a per-annual. Super pink and white tiny daisys now one of my fav plants. I had noticed today it seemed to still be alive in its large ceramic pot but cldnt remember if i added another plant to the pot last year. It must have self seeded in the large pot, hoping it threw some seeds inbetween my patio slabs like other posts. Never thought it wld spring back this year considering the hard frosts we get in Aberdeen until end of May. Intend buying a humungus amount of these daisys to pop in everywhere.




An absolute winner.


Love this plant, grows really well even in partial shade. Flowers right though till late autumn. It self seeds readily then thrives in all sorts of places. I have them in the cracks in my patio now which looks lovely!

Crocus fan



Strong, healthy, resilient and cheerful plant


I may be relatively new to gardening, but the quality of Crocus plants are obvious - one year on and you can pick my five Crocus plants out just by looking out my window! They are so much greener, taller and healthier. This daisy-style plant is a pretty addition to any flower bed and mine has even survived a house move to a 'pots-only' patio garden where it now lives happily in a large pot.

Sal Tomato



Brilliant plants!


These plants arrived in very well packaged and in excellent condition and have done extremely well since I planted them. They have spread and self seeded and have filled up a gap in the border where I planted them. An excellent buy. Would use Crocus again




Long flowering


Planted this in a large pot and it has flowered all summer and autumn. Needs a sunny spot.

The blonde gardener


Very good plant


Planned to plant a whole border edge with Erigeron Karvinskianus (Spanish Daisy). Couldn't find a single plant in my local garden centres, so ordered from Plants arrived in good condition and are doing so well. Really pleased.






Very easy to grow and really beautiful in my garden. Will buy again.




Happy with this sweet plant.


This plant is very pretty with lots of tiny flowers. It grew well and has survived the winter and has got some flower buds already.





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How far apart should I plant the 2 litre pot I am putting in a large 50 litre tub


It really depends on the effect you are trying to create - and how impatient you are! Each of these plants has an eventual spread of around 1m, so in theory, you may only need one plant, but if you want more immediate impact you could plant three or five plants in your 50 litre tub.


Would this grow well in a wall basket?

cottage garden lover

Hello, Yes, provided it is kept well watered, it should do quite well.


Hello, I bought and planted this last summer. It did ok but not brilliantly. Now (jan) it looks absolutely terrible! It's gone totally limp and to be honest it looks dead. It's in a pot in full sun. The soil has been frozen occasionally in this cold snap but otherwise its in a very sheltered garden. What did I do wrong? I so wanted it to look great as its a lovely plant! I cut it back completely and fed it today. Thanks

Stokey gardener

Hello there Don't worry it won't look good at this time of year. This is a fully hardy deciduous perennial which will be dormant through the winter months. Sometimes can hang on to some of it's foliage, but by now it will look rather tatty. In the spring cut back the old stems to allow new foliage to come through.

Thinking of planting this as an edging border separating a patio from a lawn. Would this work well? What happens to the plant in winter - does it die back competely?


Hello, I love this plant as it flowers for ages and looks really pretty. I have a sheltered garden and mine keeps its foliage throughout the year, however in colder regions it may die back to a woody framework.


When is the best time of year to plant Mexican fleabane? And best time to plant hydrangeas and move hydrangeas - thanks!


Hello, Fully hardy pot-grown plants (like these) can be planted at any time of the year provided the ground is not waterlogged or frozen. The less hardy ones are best planted during warmer weather unless you have a particularly sheltered garden.


Do slugs eat this plant?


Hello, These are not particularly susceptible to slugs, but I imagine they might have the occasional nibble if there is nothing more appetizing about.


Hello. Can I plant Mexican Fleabane now, July, in a pot on my balcony?


Hello there Yes you can plant Erigeron karvinskianus successfully now in a pot as long as you keep it watered. Hope this helps.

I have bought a Mexican Fleabane. It has come a one plant in a pot and I had hoped to front a small border with it !!! Can I divide it before planting ?


Hello, These fast-growing plants soon form large clumps, but there will be just one plant per pot. They can be divided, although I would recommend waiting until next spring before you tackle it as this will give the plant a chance to grow on.


When to plant Sarcococca confusa Hello, I am thinking of buying the above shrub, can you please tell me when is it the best time to plant it? I live in Cumbria which is currently still very cold with intermittent frosts. Thanks

Jackie Kerr

Hello There, These plants are fully hardy so can be planted out at any time of the year as long as the ground isn't frozen. The ideal time for planting however is spring or autumn. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Hello, I have just taken delivery today of my last order,-a Sarococca and 2 x Erigeron karvinskianus. Can I check with you where they have been stored to date? Have they been kept outside or in an unheated green house etc... I am trying to ascertain whether I can keep them outside until planting now? It is only February and there is still ice and snow forecast here in the next week or so. Thanks

Jackie Kerr

Hello There, These plants have been grown outside and as they are fully hardy they should be planted out as soon as the ground is not frozen. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

When is the best time to plant the border on a budget? We are intrested in purchasing the plants suggested on 'money's tight' pre-planned border. Can you suggest when it is best to plant these plants?

sarah keeling

As a rule hardy plants grown in containers (such as the majority of the ones we sell), can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times to plant however are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or in spring before the temperatures start to rise. You can also plant in mid summer as long as you make sure the plants are kept well watered.


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