Erigeron speciosus 'Azure Fairy'


Plant Type:


Erigeron speciosus 'Azure Fairy' - 'Azure Fairy' commences flowering in late June. Flowering all the summer long is this pretty composite with light purple semi-double daisy-shaped flowers. Petals are narrow, plentiful and surround the sequestered gold to golden orange central disk. Flowers top a dark blue-green bushy mound with the unfortunate common moniker, Fleabane... Guess the fleas don't like it; so maybe it's fortunate after all. Maybe a bane to fleas but courts butterflies. Easy in full sun in an average to sandy / gritty soil, a mix that drains well. Really good drainage is fundamental. This is a non-fussy perennial, satisfying and ask yourself: how many herbaceous perennials flower from late spring until late summer? The species covers a wide range in western North America, south into Mexico. Established potted Fleabane from division.


12-18 in


18-24 in


Purple Blue

Characteristics and Attributes for Erigeron speciosus 'Azure Fairy'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Cottage Garden
  • Rock Garden
  • Natural Garden
  • Bank

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Sandy
  • Average


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division