The Seaside Daisy
Native to the west coast of North America, in particular California and Oregon Erigeron glaucous is a long flowering low growing ground cover commonly called the Seaside Daisy.
Flowering from late winter through to late summer, the actual flowering season will depend a little on climate.
It is a plant that naturally grows in coastal areas and is at home in sandy soils as well as being suited to rock gardens.
Evergreen in mild climates this s drought tolerant plant and very tough. It is suited to growing in confined spaces such as inner suburban gardens as well as mass planting for a ground cover plant.
This is a different species to E. Karvinskianus which is known both as the Mexican Daisy and Seaside Daisy.
- Erigeron glaucous ‘Sea Breeze’ is a favourite form, semi double flowers lilac pink with yellow centres.
- ‘Wayne Roderick’ produces flowers that are lilac purple in colour.
- ‘Cape Sebastian’ has lavender coloured flowers.
- ‘Albus; is a white flowering variety.
Care and Maintenance
In a reasonably fertile soil this is a low maintenance plant. It requires little fertiliser except in poor soils and can be pruned back hard every 3 – 4 years to refresh the foliage and keep the plant in good shape.
Propagation is easy by division of established clumps
Propagation is also possible from seed.