Erigeron compositus 'Red Desert'
Wildflower with tufts of densely hairy divided leaves, and traditional daisy flowers held on stems well above. Common in the mountains of western North America. Not sure how the 'Red Desert' selection differs from the species – it has the same yellow-and-white daisies, but may be more compact in its habit. The seedlings stay really tiny for a long time. The photo at right is of a second-year plant, just putting out buds in late April, and still in miniature.
||cutleaf daisy; fernleaf fleabane
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||late May|
|Fluffy seedheads shortly after peak bloom (late May in our troughs). |
In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: rock garden, trough planter
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- Seed from NARGS '13/'14 exchange. Baggy 70F (82%G, 6-10d)
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May 20, 2015