Erigeron karvinskianus

2 litre pot £9.99
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Buy Erigeron karvinskianus Mexican fleabane: Daisy like flowers turn from white to pink

  • 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"

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.




Brilliant ground cover


Bright and reliable bush forming

Nicknames are naff



Great little plants.


First time we have used fleabanes. Very pleased, they took immediately and grew into healthy attractive plants.




Best mixer ever


I love this plant, and use it everywhere, letting it seed into crevices and under other plants. It is unfussy, always cheerful and responds well to neglect




Gives a beautiful effect


The plant is in the front of a border on a hilly site

Harveys mum



Attractive colour and great coverage


Spead quickly ands long flowering season. Ideal for walls and rockeries

Maid Marian



I always need this in my garden.


Best little plant never stops flowering




I would recomend this item as it is good sturdy & colourful


good all rounder with plenty of colour just plant and leave





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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 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

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

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.


What can I plant in a Mediterranean style garden? I want give my garden a Mediterranean look but I do not know what to plant. Could you please help?

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There are quite a few plants that we sell on the website which will give you a mediterranean feel to your garden - here are some of the best any of the Kniphofias any of the Euphorbias Yucca filamentosa Stipa tenuissima any of the Eryngiums any of the Sedum spectabile any of the Bergenias Erigeron Brachyglottis compacta Sunshine Convolvulus cneorum Phlomis italica Lavandula x intermedia Dutch Group Festuca glauca


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