‘Pro­fu­sion’ AGM

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Why

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.

Where

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.

How

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.

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