An excellent ground cover plant , Erigeron karvinskianus or ‘Mexican Daisy’ with its long lasting flowers from early summer right through to winter is a tough plant. A low growing perennial reaching around .5m in height, that will self seed, works well in pots beneath larger plants. Small ‘daisy like’ pink flowers are attractive.
Often used to grow between pavers, on rock walls and just about anywhere. We would not call it a ground cover plant as such, however, as it grows in positions where little else will, maybe it is.
These attractive plants will flower year round in many areas and if it gets out of hand can be pruned with a high set lawn mower, or use a brush cutter.
Naturalised in many areas of Australia.
‘The Quakeress’ is a well know old cultivar worth seeking out.
This really is a cottage garden type plant, it self seeds and spreads, perhaps not the best plant for the orderly gardener, but a must for those who like the wild look. Prune back at will, it will bounce back. Frost tolerant and just so easy to grow.
Erigeron karvinskianus plants are available for sale from the following nurseries
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.
Large range of Rare, Unusual and Old Fashioned Perennials. Includes Artemisias, Achilleas, Geraniums, Geums, Salvias, Penstemon and Francoa.
395 Lesters Rd Ascot VIC 3364 - phone (03) 53434303
Specialising in beautiful perennials & bulbs including new releases from Europe & USA. Many hardy, rare & difficult to find ‘drought hardy’ plants, quality vegetable & flower seeds.