Fleabane Daisy - Erigeron speciosus Hardy Planting Zones- 2-8 Sun or Shade – Sun and Part Shade Mature Height - 12"-30" Mature Width- 12-24" Bloom Season – Late spring-mid-summer Gardener Status- Beginner
The Fleabane Daisy is a tall wildflower that is fairly common and produces tiny flowers that are very daisy-like. They bloom in late summer into early fall. The Fleabane Daisy is part of the aster family and are sometimes mistaken for an aster, due to their similarities in appearance. However, The Fleabane Daisy is much easier to grow and is not affected by fungal problems as easily. The Fleabane Daisy begins to bloom in midsummer and is known to bloom into fall. These are beautiful when cut in sprays and placed in a vase for a nice touch in your home. This is an annual or biennial plant and is unbranched along the lower half of the plant. The central stem is normally light green to purplish green in color and grooved along its sides. The stem has white hairs toward the base and the leaves can get up to 4 inches long. Each flower head has 40-100 ray florets that form the disk florets and they are normally white in color and lunar in shape. The centers are yellow. The blooming period is usually from late spring to mid-summer and lasts about 1-2 months for each colony of plants. Some plants will bloom later in the season. They are known to have a nice fragrance in warm weather. The Fleabane Daisy is known to attract small bees and butterflies whoa are attracted to the nectar and pollen. The Fleabane Daisy has been known to adapt to soil that contains fertile loam if more aggressive plants are not present. After its blooming period, foliage will wither away to release its seeds.