Prairie Fleabane, Plains Fleabane
Erigeron modestus

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erigeron (er-IJ-er-on) (Info)
Species: modestus (mo-DES-tus) (Info)
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Category:

Annuals

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Mathiston, Mississippi

Arlington, Texas

Austin, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Del Rio, Texas

Hondo, Texas

Kerrville, Texas

Spring Branch, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 4, 2012, scubamom from Gregory, TX wrote:

Our Canyon Lake, Texas yard turned into a thick carpet of these daisy-like flowers in May and they lasted most of the month. Hopefully we will have enough rains to bring them back next year.

Positive

On Sep 13, 2008, kdaustin from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Sweet little white daisies are produced nearly year round in my zone 8b garden. Only about 3" tall, spreading out about 2'. Drought tolerant. I also had it growing for years in a large pot where it trailed over the size, when the pot broke I moved it into the ground. Oddly, while people asked what it was in the pot, it has gotten no comments since being planted in a bed a few feet away as a groundcover for my roses.