Day 170: mexican fleabane

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year


Winkling its way into the cracks between paving slabs or the space where the wall meets the ground, this tough little daisy is as unfussy as they come and, for one who makes such modest demands upon the gardener, stupendously generous. Great pillows of white and pink flowers (on the same plant, I’ve no idea how it does it but it’s part of the charm) brighten up the most boring paved area – even distracting the eye from the ghastly block paving in front of our house. Now, there are some, it must be said, who might consider this a weed and therefore in need of eradication, but we’ve spoken about those kind of people, haven’t we?

You can read more about Mexican fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus) in a slightly longer blog post I wrote, with a few more images, Erigeron – a doughty daisy

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