Dainty Daisy, Daisy Fleabane, Aspen Fleabane, Oregon Fleabane

Erigeron speciosus

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



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:




Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer



This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Flagstaff, Arizona

Los Altos, California

Menifee, California

Chicago, Illinois

Louisville, Kentucky

South Berwick, Maine

Needham, Massachusetts

Springfield, Massachusetts

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cole Camp, Missouri

Hannibal, New York

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 26, 2015, LarryScot from Needham, MA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I planted them and it looks like it will come back next year due to how professional it can bloom. It is next to maroon coreopsis and also next to showy penstemon and some other orange perennial. Another name for these species is Showy fleabane.


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.


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.


On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) 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... read more


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.


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.