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Care of the plant Erigeron karvinskianus or Mexican fleabane.

Care of the plant Erigeron karvinskianus or Mexican fleabane

The genus Erigeron, family Asteraceae, includes 500 species of annual and perennial plants of cosmopolitan distribution. Some species are: Erigeron karvinskianus, Erigeron aureus, Erigeron glaucus, Erigeron mucronatus, Erigeron speciosus.

Common names: Mexican fleabane, Bony-tip fleabane, Spanish daisy, Latin American fleabane, Santa Barbara daisy. This species is native to Mexico and Central America.

They are upholstered plants that grow in tight groups. They are used in rockeries, in low beds and in pots. The flowers can be purplish, pink, white, or pale yellow.

They are quite rustic plants; they grow profusely and its lateral extension must be controlled so that it does not invade other lands.

The Erigeron karvinskianus needs full sun exposure. They adapt to all types of soils but prefer that they are very well drained.

Fertilize in autumn with manure or compost. During flowering use mineral fertilizer with watering every 15 days.

Prune withered flowers.

They propagate by division in fall or spring and by seeds sown in spring.

Images of the plant Erigeron karvinskianus or Mexican fleabane

Erigeron karvinskianus
Erigeron karvinskianus
Erigeron karvinskianus
 

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