Erigeron Species, Beach Aster, Seaside Daisy, Seaside Fleabane

Erigeron glaucus

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erigeron (er-IJ-er-on) (Info)
Species: glaucus (GLAW-kus) (Info)



Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Foliage Color:

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


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)

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

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Berkeley, California

Bonsall, California

Clayton, California

Fairfax, California

Fairfield, California

Goleta, California

Long Beach, California

Los Angeles, California(2 reports)

Richmond, California

San Leandro, California

Yorba Linda, California

Monmouth, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 2, 2020, GoletaGuy from Goleta, CA wrote:

We planted a dozen or more of these 5 months ago in a south-facing bed with agaves and Mexican sage. They have really taken off, and they have been in bloom ever since. I've heard that they aren't very long-lived (needing replacement every couple years), but we'll see...


On Nov 14, 2014, fulxmom from Long Beach, CA wrote:

I planted this about 8 months ago in my low-water garden. I has had blooms almost the entire time. I am a bit of a "trim" freak, so I keep it at a managable size and have been pleased with the production


On Nov 10, 2014, Village_idiot from Alberta, AB (Zone 3a) wrote:

Up here in Alberta (zone 3a) this plant, known as Fleabane, is a native wildflower.
It tends to self-seed in all kinds of places; often far from the parent plant which means it can come up in the wrong place once in a while.
But, it is really great in my wildflower garden. Bees and butterflies seem to like it. Children are amazed at the number of petals (there're around 50+ on each flower).
Over-all, I live with the occasional plant in the wrong place, pulling it up before it seeds, and encourage it in the correct places.


On Nov 10, 2014, fairfaxbloomer from Fairfax, CA wrote:

Benefits from cutting back every couple of years, or when it gets ragged and leggy. Trim back the stems with rosettes to keep the rosette and a few nodes and replant in Fall to enlarge and fill the bed.


On Apr 8, 2007, spidra from Berkeley, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I wanted my landscaper to get Erigeron karvinskianus "Profusion" and he mistakenly got Erigeron glaucus instead. It's a little ragged looking for my taste (whereas I find Profusion charming), but it's trouble-free to grow and some folks would find the lavender daisy-like blooms to be grand payment for so little work.


On Aug 8, 2005, YLcalif from Yorba Linda, CA wrote:

This is a wonderful lush groundcover for California native gardeners to use in entryway planters. It seems to do best in my yard (hot So. Calif.) with half-day shade and regular/frequent waterings. It is easily propagated by pulling off a stem with its topknot of leaves and pressing the stem into moist shady soil until it is rooted.


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

A hardy perennial that will thrive with little water. Beautiful light lilac flowers above it's foliage in spring and summer. Good groundcover in seaside areas. Likes a sandy well-drained soil in full sun. pokerboy.