09 Oct 2017
Erigeron karvinskianus is the most petite of plants but spreads and fills a gap brilliantly.
Don’t be fooled by its dainty demeanour as she can happily self-seed around the garden filling nooks, crannies, spaces between rocks and paving stones. This quality is very endearing as the small button like flowers that open white, change to pink and age to darker pink/ red give a prolonged period of interest and c=once established they can flower for almost 9 months of the year.
Popular with bees and an excellent edging plant for paths the flowers are produced in profusion on cushions of fine foliage that reach up to 30cm in spread. When under planted with dwarf Narcissus and other spring flowering bulbs they hide the foliage of the dying bulbs once they have finished flowering. A container full of single colour Tulips look brilliant when under planted with a carpet of Erigeron karvinskianus.
Perfect for softening the edges and for Mediterranean planting as seen here in Provender Nurseries ‘Four Corners’ garden designed by Peter Reader at Hampton Court in 2012