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Onestem Fleabane

Erigeron simplex

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Onestem Fleabane (Erigeron simplex) at Roger's Gardens

Onestem Fleabane flowers

Onestem Fleabane flowers

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Plant Height:  4 inches

Flower Height:  6 inches

Spread:  6 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Rocky Mountain Alpine Fleabane, One-Headed Daisy

Description:

A pretty alpine flowering plant with a low mound of deep green leaves; bright pink, lavender, or white flowers with sunny golden-yellow centers emerge in summer; perfect for naturalizing

Ornamental Features

Onestem Fleabane has masses of beautiful lavender daisy flowers with white overtones and gold eyes at the ends of the stems from early to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Onestem Fleabane is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Onestem Fleabane is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Onestem Fleabane will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 6 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America. It can be propagated by division.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features