A genus of plants not unlike dwarf Michaelmas
Daisies, comprising both herbaceous and alpine
species, widely distributed throughout the world.
Erigeron speciosus, from the western coast of North
America, has a dwarf habit with short, narrow
foliage and daisy-like flowers on one-and-a-half-
to tow inches across, with a yellowish disc at
Erigeron macranthus, of similar but rather neater habit,
reaches a foot high and bears freely large purple
flowers, yellow centred.
Erigeron mucronatus (syn. Vittadenia triloba) is of
compact habit, nine inches high, and over a long
period bears masses of pink flowers that fade
There are a number of improved forms of garden
A normal garden soil that is well drained and
a position towards the front of the border in
full sun will grow these easily cultivated plants
The flowers are useful for floral arrangements.
Propagation is by division of the roots in late
summer or in March.
The flowering season is in June and July.
See also : Erigeron