Erigeron karvinskianus, commonly known as Mexican fleabane or Santa Barbara daisy, is a charming perennial plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. Native to Mexico and Central America, it has captured the hearts of gardeners worldwide due to its delicate beauty and adaptability. This low-growing herbaceous plant forms a dense mat of tiny, daisy-like flowers with a diameter of about 1 cm. The flowers start off white but gradually transition to pink as they age, creating a lovely multicoloured display.
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The Mexican Fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus) was discovered in the early 19th century during expeditions to Mexico and Central America. Naturalist Wilhelm Friedrich Karwinski von Karwin collected the plant’s specimens and recognised its unique beauty. It was officially classified as Erigeron karvinskianus to honour Karwinski’s contributions to botany.
Since then, this charming white and pink-flowered perennial has become a popular ornamental plant, cherished for its adaptability and allure, gracing gardens worldwide.
Care & Size Guidance
To care for Erigeron karvinskianus, aka Mexican Fleabane, embrace its easy-going nature! Plant in well-draining soil, bask it in sun or light shade, and water moderately. Let it self-seed for a charming spread, or deadhead to control. Enjoy the delightful daisy-like blooms that attract butterflies – a delightful addition to any garden!
Ideal for rock gardens, borders, and containers, Mexican Fleabane thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. Its resilience allows it to withstand diverse weather conditions, making it perfect for both humid and arid climates. Additionally, its ability to attract butterflies and pollinators makes it a great choice for promoting biodiversity in the garden.
With minimal maintenance requirements, this easy-to-grow plant self-seeds abundantly, ensuring a colourful display from spring to autumn. To prevent excessive self-seeding, some gardeners may consider deadheading but volunteer seedlings are easy to remove. Erigeron karvinskianus is an enchanting addition to any garden, providing a delightful and ever-changing tapestry of colour.