Erigeron Seeds - Macranthus
USDA Zones: 5 - 9
Height: 28 inches
Bloom Season: Summer and fall
Bloom Color: Blue
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8
Average Germ Time: 14 - 30 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover
Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 - 24 inches
Care & Maintenance: Erigeron
Erigeron (Erigeron Speciosus Macranthus) - Erigeron Macranthus, also known as Aspen Fleabane, grows to approximately 28 inches tall with clear blue flowers and a slightly yellow center. Use Erigeron in the front of flower gardens, rock gardens, and containers. It is great for cutting, and it will attract lots of attention from butterflies. Erigeron is easy to grow from flower seeds, and once it is established, it is versatile and hardy. Avoid excessive watering. This flower needs a few days between one watering and the other. Watering deeply with a bucket of water every two to three weeks is plenty of water for this plant. Deadhead plants to extend blooming period.
Erigeron Speciosus Macranthus should be planted where it gets at least a few hours each day of sunlight. During the fall/winter months, you don't need to worry about minimum temperatures. In fact, Erigeron can bear temperatures a few degrees below zero. If temperatures get even colder than zero, you can protect the plant by covering its roots with dry leaves or straw.
Sow Erigeron seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before last frost. Use sterile starter mix and sow the flower seeds onto the mix. Do not cover the seeds because they do need light for germination. Transplant seedlings when temperature are warmed up. For directly sowing Aspen Fleabane seeds outdoors, wait until frost danger has passed and directly spread flower seeds onto prepared beds. Keep the flowers seeds moist but do not cover.
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