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Erigeron glaucus Cape Sebastian ~ Cape Sebastian Seaside Daisy

Erigeron Cape Sebastian puts on a long lasting floriferous show peaking in the Spring with its lavender purple flowers. Erigeron Cape Sebastian is a low growing form of the seaside daisy topping out at 3-4" but spreading 2-3 feet. The spent flowers can be a distraction in a fastidious garden, thankfully they don't take that long to clean up. Over time Erigeron Cape Sebastian tends to die out in the center. The various branches will all be rooted and this just makes for easier dividing. Erigeron Cape Sebastian is a food source for the Painted Lady Butterfly, California Dogface Butterfly, Hedgerow Hairstreak, Gray Hairstreak, Great Purple Hairstreak, Cloudless Sulfur, Common Buckeye, White Checkered Skipper, Northern White Skipper, California Common Ringlet, Mormon Metalmark, and the White Lined Sphinx Moth, and is a great addition to the butterfly garden. While the Cape Sebastian Seaside Daisy is drought hardy if planted in a protected location the plants look pretty scrappy if they don't get at least semi-regular water. Erigeron Cape Sebastian can be planted in full sun near the coast, but prefers mid-day or afternoon shade in inland gardens. Plants are Winter hardy into the low teens.

Erigeron glaucus Sea Breeze, Cape Sebastian Seaside Daisy

Lavender flowers of Erigeron glaucus Cape Sebastian - Cape Sebastian Seaside Daisy. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Erigeron Genus featured on this site:
Erigeron argentatus
Erigeron blochmaniae * Blochman's Erigeron
Erigeron foliosus foliosus
Erigeron glaucus Bountiful
Erigeron glaucus Wayne Roderick
Erigeron glaucus Sea Breeze
Erigeron glaucus White Lights
Erigeron karviskianus
Erigeron speciosus