Indigenous Mexican fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus) is a ground-covering plant that bear abundant flowers and have an easy growth habit. It will quickly cover bare spots in your garden, transform a retaining wall or rockery into a swathe of blooms, or provide pops of colour on steps or between paving.
The perennial Mexican fleabane bears masses of small, daisy-like flowers for most of the year. The flowers open white and mature to a pink-purple colour. It grows best in full sun and spreads quickly and easily from seed.
Mexican fleabane will even take root and flower in a crack in your paving or between steps – wherever it finds a gap in which to grow. Remove the plants if they bother you in those spots; otherwise, leave them to beautify your hard landscaping! Plant Mexican fleabane in fertile, well-drained soil and cut back hard in autumn. Keep it well-watered during dry spells.
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