Fleebane

A cousin of the daisies !
Common name : Fleebane
Scientific name : Erigeron
Family : Asteraceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Erigeron is a large genus of plants in the daisy family, often confused with other closely related genera, Aster and the true daisy Bellis. Species may be annuals, biennials or perennials. They are well-branched with erect stems, characterised by their numerous white, lavender or pink ray flowers and yellow disc flowers, but Some have no ray flowers. The pappus - the calyx forming a crown - is shorter than in Aster, and consists of bristles, and the ray flowers are narrower than in Aster.

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Caracteristics

Exposition
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6a
Height 15 - 100
pH 7

Sow my fleebane

Sow in spring in prepared soil. Prepare the soil some shallow digging, breaking the clods and carefully removing grass and roots. Finish by sweeping the topsoil with a rake. Do not sow too tightly; In June, you will transplant your fleabane trees to their final place. Cover the seeds very slightly with fine potting soil. Sprinkle gently with a watering can.

Plant my fleebane

Plant fleabane trees in early spring, they do not fear the cold. They enjoy a cool, well-drained, medium-rich soil in the sun or partial shade. Depending on the species, you can plant them in rock gardens, suspensions, bins or embankments, or even in massif. Prepare the soil by a shallow diging, break the clods and carefully remove grass and roots. Plant in holes the size of the root ball, and tamp well around the roots with all the weight of the body. Possibly add ripe compost or compost. Water to fill the air gaps near the roots. In pots, plant in a container equal to the size of the expected volume of the plant. Use a mixture of soil and fine compost on a bed of gravel.

Water my fleebane

Keep the area slightly damp after sowing. The first month after transplanting, water twice a week. Then, in the open ground your fleabane will only have to fend for themselves. In pots, let the top of the soil dry slightly between two waterings.

Mulch my fleebane

The first years, as long as your fleabane did not join each others, put in November a good mulch at their bottom to avoid weed. Renew if necessary in April with leaves or crushed dry wood.

Propagate my fleebane

Fleabane trees multiply well by tuft division. In the spring, you can easily split the tuft with a sharp tool, and transplant half of it in a new location.

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