Fleabanes grow from 6 inches to 3 feet tall, depending on the species grown. Some are suitable for rock garden use, others grow in dry sandy soils. They are good cut flowers and bloom in June and July. Remove old flowers as they fade to prolong the blooming period. Most are planted 12 inches apart.
Propagation is by division in spring or fall. Seed may be sown outdoors in fall or spring. Inside, germination takes 3 weeks at temperatures near 55 degrees.
Erigeron speciosus--Oregon Fleabane This fleabane grows 2 feet tall and has pale to dark lavender flowers in June and July. Some additional sporadic bloom occurs in September. Set the plants 12 inches apart in a sunny area and any well drained soil.
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