The Latin name of Erigeron plant is Erigeron Speciosus and the plant is also known as Showy Daisy, Aspen Fleabane and Fleabane Daisy. You can easily grow this beautiful hardy perennial from seeds in your garden. Once the plant is established the care is very easy. The plant gives lots of blooms, and the plant will attract in the butterflies. Continue reading to learn how to grow Erigeron from seed.


Erigeron Plant Info

Plant type: The plant is perennial

Hardiness zone: USDA zones five through nine

Plant height: twenty-eight inches

The blooming season: The blooming season is summer through fall

The blooming color: The blooming color lavender

The environment: The plant does well in full sun to partial shade

The soil type: The plant prefers a well-drained soil, pH 6.1 - 7.8

Pest: The plant is deer resistant

The botanical name: The botanical name is Erigeron Speciosus


Erigeron Planting Directions

Temperature requirement: Sixty degree Fahrenheit

The average germination time: fourteen to thirty days

The light requirement: The plant need light to grow

The depth: Don’t cover the plant

The sowing rate: Four seeds per plant

The moisture: Make sure you keep the seed moist until germination

The plant spacing: twelve to twenty-four inches


How to Grow Erigeron from Seed

Sow the Erigeron plant seeds indoors four to six weeks before last frost. You can use sterile starter mix and then sow the Erigeron flower seeds onto the mix. Don’t cover the Erigeron plant seeds because they do need light for germination. 

Transplant the Erigeron plant seedlings when temperatures are warmed up. For the direct sowing of the Erigeron flower seeds outdoors, you can wait until frost danger has passed and then directly spread the flower seeds onto a prepared bed. Make sure you keep the Erigeron plant seeds moist but don’t cover them.  

Furthermore, the Erigeron plant is a hardy perennial that will tolerate dry weather. The plant will re-bloom if cut back after flowering which will greatly increase the blooming season. You can easily cut back the stems to the ground level in early spring. Divide the large clumps every two to three years, and then discard the woody crowns. 

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