This spreading plant looks exceptional in gardens now and flowers non-stop for 10 of our 12 months. Its wash of dainty daisies first appears brilliant-white, then slowly transforms from pink to cerise red, creating an ever-changing floral display. There’s simply no reason not to grow it.
As it looks at home in both border and pot, the best way to enjoy this free-spirited, must-have perennial is to let it do its thing. It often appears in cracks of walls and crevices of stonework, adding an informal, relaxed charm to the garden. Its lax, sprawling habit produces a billowing canopy of colour when flowering.
This erigeron prefers full sun but also thrives in full shade and is not fussy about soil. Prune back untidy floppy stems in June by a third.
Works well with…
Associates well with
(lady’s mantle) which provides a lovely contrasting texture and form, as well as setting seed just as freely. Height and spread 16in (40cm).
How to buy
Buy three plants for £11.99 or buy 12 plants for just £12 – save £36. P&P £4.95. Supplied as chunky young plants in 14 days. Order at gardenshop.telegraph. co.uk or call 0333 772 0325. Contract for supply of goods is with Hayloft Plants Ltd. Offers subject to availability. Offer closing date December 5 2016.