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Erigeron speciosus

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erigeron (er-IJ-er-on) (Info)
Species: speciosus (spee-see-OH-sus) (Info)

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sladeofsky On Dec 30, 2014, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Erigerons are often short-lived. They require being cut down immediately after flowering and division of the root ball every other year or so to increase their longevity, but they are more than worth the effort.

Neutral SunnyBorders On Jan 3, 2009, SunnyBorders from Aurora, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have not grown Erigeron speciosus, but grow (zone 5A) erigeron cultivars
which are hybrids. Erigeron speciosus is apparently the main parent of these.

I have two blocks of blue Erigeron 'Azurfee' (Azure Fairy) which are now over five years old. The blue Erigeron 'Prosperity' and blue Erigeron 'Dunkelste Aller' (Darkest of All) were planted two years ago. In my gardens these well loved plants usually need staking.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

ERIGERON Pink Jewel - Medium 20" - Plant 12" apart. Pink flowers.

General Information:
Plants produce an abundance of double flowers in summer, with yellow centers for cutting. The common name Dainty Daisy describes it perfectly. Use it to edge borders or on low walls and divide every year for the most flowers. This one is a summer joy for Aster lovers.

Plant Care:
Likes a dry sandy site, drought tolerant. No special care needed.

Blooms: Late Spring, Early summer to Late Summer, Early Fall

Flower Color: Pink

Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Shady

Accent Color: Pink

Soil Condition: Normal

Plant Height: Medium

Zones: z3,z4,z5,z6,z7,z8,z9,10

Neutral pokerboy On Aug 20, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

A daisy like perennial plant. Commonly confused with Fleabane Erigeron Karvinskianus for similar flowers. These perennials form clumps up to 50cm wide. A good border plant. pokerboy.

Neutral debi_z On Jul 31, 2004, debi_z from Springfield, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

i love the pretty dainty and vibrant pink flower with its yellow center. however, the foliage is rather bland and dull. in part shade it needs staking or i use a 10" round plant support that the stems grow through.
it is recommended that you divide the rootball in half, every fall for maximum flower displays the next year.
also known as dainty daisy.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Flagstaff, Arizona
Los Altos, California
Menifee, California
Chicago, Illinois
Louisville, Kentucky
Springfield, Massachusetts
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cole Camp, Missouri
Hannibal, New York

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