|Erigeron aureus; photo by Todd Boland|
|Erigeron aureas close-up; photo by Todd Boland|
- Description and general information
- This species goes by the common name of golden fleabane. Plants are somewhat tufted and reach 10-15 cm. Each plant will produce multiple flower stems, each topped in a single 2-3 cm diameter flower. Plants are semi-evergreen.
- Golden fleabane is native to the Alberta, British Columbia and Washington State, growing along rocky slopes, crevices and talus beds at an elevation of 1600-2700 m.
- 'Canary Bird', photographed above, is perhaps the most popular selection in the trade.
- Full sun with well-drained soil is suggested. Plants do not seem fussy in regards to soil pH.
- Bloom period
- In Newfoundland, this species begins to bloom in early June and can re-bloom throughout the summer and into early fall. In the wild, the blooming season is comparable.
- Seed or division
- Seeds do not require stratification. Simply sow at about 20 C and seeds should germinate in a few weeks.
- Larger plants may be dug and divided in spring
- Not generally practiced
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Created by Todd Boland.
Last Modification: Sunday 21 of March, 2010 15:42:40 CDT by Todd Boland.
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