Erigeron karvinskianus

Mexican fleabane ( syn. Profusion )

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2 litre pot £14.99 £8.99
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Buy Erigeron karvinskianus Mexican fleabane ( syn. Profusion ): Daisy like flowers turn from white to pink

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of small daisies, emerging white, then turning pink, with yellow centres, give this plant an unusual, two-tone effect. It has a long flowering period, from May to October, and is amazingly versatile, being low-growing, happy in sun or partial shade and thriving in any well-drained soil. It's also tolerant of coastal conditions. Try it as an edging plant in a mixed border, alongside paths, in a gravel garden, spilling over walls, or planted in the cracks in paving. Bees and butterflies love all erigerons, so they make a wonderful addition to a wildlife garden, too.

  • Garden care: Trouble free. Avoid excessive winter wet and trim lanky stems in autumn.

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Notes on Erigeron karvinskianus

"This tiny pink and white fragile daisy is a welcome self-seeder in paths and steps - and it dances even on still days over almost black linear foliage"

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Love these daisies


Healthy plant supplied that I was able to divide and plant into several niches in a stone wall. It's thriving and a lovely addition to the garden.




Foolproof and cheery.


Cheerful tough little spreading daisies. Survive all weathers - completely unftemperamental and seem unaffected by pests.




Looks exactly like this picture in my gatden


I have had these plants for 2 yrs approx, they are hardy and have grown beautifully again this summer after going to ground for the winter. They are pretty and decorative.

Rag doll cst



Pretty and tough


I put some of these in an open position, in pots, among other planters, where they flowered their socks off and looked delicate yet dense for a very long time, tolerating a bit of drought.Others, planter in a rather shaded border were less dynamic - poor things, I had put them in the wrong place. My fault! I have heard that they self seed easily and am looking forward to seeing where they put themselves. Recommended.

Old Fossil



A lovely addition to my garden


They are hardy and look lovely tumbling out of one of the upturned tree stumps I have


Axminster, Devon


Attractive plant


Really pretty plant




Beaytiful daisies


I put these daisies into an oxford blue glazed pot, They flowered for ages and started to spread out. I think I may order another for my rockery.




I loved these


I have these in pots and gravel bed

Runner Bean



The self-seeder no one ever complains about


Once this establishes itself in your garden, you are never without it – but that's a good thing, because this is a really pretty plant that looks good wherever it plonks itself. It self-seeds everywhere, but I have never yet known anyone to complain about it. It softens path edges and steps, it will tumble over the sides of containers, and in a mild winter, it is virtually evergreen. If it starts to look tatty, just shear it all back to a couple of inches and it will grow again before you know it. It's easy, but make sure it gets full sun. If it gets crowded out by other plants, it won't flourish. However, if you are planting it in a container, make sure the pot is reasonably deep. Like all alpine plants, it likes its roots in cool soil, which is why it loves seeding itself into the cracks between paving or steps. If you want to get it established in the garden quickly, buy a bigger plant rather than a smaller one, and plant it in late spring, when it will grow away faster.

Awkward hill



Excellant service


I infact devided this plant and have now got too very healthy and attractive plants

enthusiatic amateur

west midlands


Erigeron karvinskianus

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Hello. The Erigeron has done very well in terracotta pots and has flowered profusely through the mild winter on Essex coast. It now is looking a bit dead and woody. Would it be ok to cut right back now (end of February)? Thank you.


The best time to cut these back is the autumn, however I have also cut mine back hard in late winter or early spring and it has still thrived.


How far apart should I plant the 2 litre pot I am putting in a large 50 litre tub


It really depends on the effect you are trying to create - and how impatient you are! Each of these plants has an eventual spread of around 1m, so in theory, you may only need one plant, but if you want more immediate impact you could plant three or five plants in your 50 litre tub.


Would this grow well in a wall basket?

cottage garden lover

Hello, Yes, provided it is kept well watered, it should do quite well.


Hello, I bought and planted this last summer. It did ok but not brilliantly. Now (jan) it looks absolutely terrible! It's gone totally limp and to be honest it looks dead. It's in a pot in full sun. The soil has been frozen occasionally in this cold snap but otherwise its in a very sheltered garden. What did I do wrong? I so wanted it to look great as its a lovely plant! I cut it back completely and fed it today. Thanks

Stokey gardener

Hello there Don't worry it won't look good at this time of year. This is a fully hardy deciduous perennial which will be dormant through the winter months. Sometimes can hang on to some of it's foliage, but by now it will look rather tatty. In the spring cut back the old stems to allow new foliage to come through.

Thinking of planting this as an edging border separating a patio from a lawn. Would this work well? What happens to the plant in winter - does it die back competely?


Hello, I love this plant as it flowers for ages and looks really pretty. I have a sheltered garden and mine keeps its foliage throughout the year, however in colder regions it may die back to a woody framework.


When is the best time of year to plant Mexican fleabane? And best time to plant hydrangeas and move hydrangeas - thanks!


Hello, Fully hardy pot-grown plants (like these) can be planted at any time of the year provided the ground is not waterlogged or frozen. The less hardy ones are best planted during warmer weather unless you have a particularly sheltered garden.


Do slugs eat this plant?


Hello, These are not particularly susceptible to slugs, but I imagine they might have the occasional nibble if there is nothing more appetizing about.


Hello. Can I plant Mexican Fleabane now, July, in a pot on my balcony?


Hello there Yes you can plant Erigeron karvinskianus successfully now in a pot as long as you keep it watered. Hope this helps.

I have bought a Mexican Fleabane. It has come a one plant in a pot and I had hoped to front a small border with it !!! Can I divide it before planting ?


Hello, These fast-growing plants soon form large clumps, but there will be just one plant per pot. They can be divided, although I would recommend waiting until next spring before you tackle it as this will give the plant a chance to grow on.


When to plant Sarcococca confusa Hello, I am thinking of buying the above shrub, can you please tell me when is it the best time to plant it? I live in Cumbria which is currently still very cold with intermittent frosts. Thanks

Jackie Kerr

Hello There, These plants are fully hardy so can be planted out at any time of the year as long as the ground isn't frozen. The ideal time for planting however is spring or autumn. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Hello, I have just taken delivery today of my last order,-a Sarococca and 2 x Erigeron karvinskianus. Can I check with you where they have been stored to date? Have they been kept outside or in an unheated green house etc... I am trying to ascertain whether I can keep them outside until planting now? It is only February and there is still ice and snow forecast here in the next week or so. Thanks

Jackie Kerr

Hello There, These plants have been grown outside and as they are fully hardy they should be planted out as soon as the ground is not frozen. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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