Plant family: Asteraceae - Sunflower
Plant type: N/A
Plant origin: N/A, California
Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Strand
Good in Containers, Salt Tolerant
Erigeron glaucus is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name seaside fleabane, beach aster, or seaside daisy. This wildflower is native to the coastline of Oregon and California where it grows on beaches, coastal bluffs and dunes.
This is an evergreen, perennial daisy that grows from a stout rhizome, reaching heights to no more than 12" with branching, nodding stems. Lavender-pink colored daisy-like flowers with bright yellow centers bloom over a long part of the year. Plant in full sun to part shade. A great butterfly plant and provides a cool blue spot of color in a coastal garden, thrives with little to no summer water and tolerates wind and salt spray. Provide a little extra water and afternoon shade if inland. Dislikes dust so wash off occasionally. Good nectar source for butterflies and many different pollinators. Their seeds are favored by juncos and finches.
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