Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet'

Fleabane

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS

Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet' (ex: William Forster) - Foot-tall and large-flowered and narrow-rayed; pastel lavender composites topped with a perfect golden beret strut their stuff above a catwalk of gray-green hirsute foliage within the fashion show of your garden. The dense foliage mound will grow 4 to 5 inches deep. Leaves, broad and hairy - unusual and distinctly different from other Erigeron I have encountered - erupt from the center of the rosette, bend outwards and then down creating a bubbled carpet effect. They overlap and weave into an effective ground cover, a handsome one at that. Ellen Hornig of the former Seneca Hill Perennials sent some of this lovely Erigeron to William Forster who has now shared it with us. Thank you, Will. Ellen - we miss your presence in the trade. So, okay okay... The history prior is that Charles Cresson, a plantsman from Pennsylvania selected and named this fine Fleabane from the Virginia Beach property of Clarice Keeling near the Lynnhaven River. The species is found from Texas north to Minnesota and east to the Atlantic seaboard. It seems to be found in all of these states except Mississippi. Average to sandy ground in a full sun exposure. Really good drainage is fundamental. Established potted Robin's Plantain, another common name God help us, from division... help us - not with the division, we've got that covered; help us with the plethora of common names.


Height:

4-5 in

Spread:

18-24 in

Colors:

Pale Lavender
Item Description Price  
ERIGPULC Erigeron pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet' $14.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant
  • Butterflies

Light

  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Border
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cottage Garden
  • Ground Cover
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division