Erigeron Seed - Erigeron Speciosus Macranthus Fleabane Flower Seeds

Erigeron Seeds - Macranthus

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Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

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

Planting Directions

Temperature: 60F

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 Macranthus

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.

Seed Starting Matrix

Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.