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Erigeron karvinskianus

Erigeron karvinskianus
Mexican daisy
As seedlings in our nursery area

Common name Mexican daisy
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial? (Z6-9)
Flowers white (spring)
Size 12"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly November

Conflicting information on this daisy's hardiness online. I hope the range I quote here is accurate, because it looks like a charming plant - lots of white daisies with pink reverses on the petals. A few months after being raised from seed, they were blooming in our nursery area; a bit messily, so I was already on notice to be careful placing the plants in our rock garden. Sure enough, the plant grows to a sizeable mat of foliage and flowers, and could easily smother miniature rock garden plants in its vicinity. While not a stunner, it is a very steady performer - it was among the last plants blooming (in very late November) in our 2009 garden, winding down a season of continuous bloom.
In Spring of 2010 it did not return in either of the places where we had it planted, so it appears not to be reliably perennial here.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F (28%G, 8d)

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