Southern Fleabane, Oakleaf Fleabane
Erigeron quercifolius

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erigeron (er-IJ-er-on) (Info)
Species: quercifolius (kwer-se-FOH-lee-us) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Lakeland, Florida

Miami, Florida

Saint Augustine, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Elberton, Georgia

Natchez, Mississippi

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On Jan 12, 2011, steadycam3 from Houston Heights, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I am unsure as to whether the Fleabane I have is this particular one. The flowerheads on mine may start out lavenderish before turning to white. However the leaves pictured here look the same as mine. They are wildflowers here in my yard but I have captured some and planted some seed. They make a great show early in Spring when nothing but the wood sorrel is blooming. Beautiful, carefree plants.