Erigeron glaucus

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Species Name: Erigeron glaucus
Common Name: Seaside Daisy

Abundant flowers all year. Great for massed ground cover. Recommended for coastal butterfly gardens. Easy to grow. Formal appearance. Good for flower borders and parkways.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Low, mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional to regular
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Fall
Flower Color: Lavender
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast Range, Central Coast, Outer South Coast Range, Northern Channel Islands
Natural Habitat: Coastal bluffs, dunes, beaches below 80'

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Care and Maintenance

  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Grows 5 to 12 inches high. Flowers 2 inches or more in diameter, violet or lilac with yellow center. Very easy to grow; makes a good rock garden plant. Gallon cans, 35c."
Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.