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Erigeron: a very easy perennial

Erigeron is a very pretty little plant, very trendy now.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Erigeron or Vergerette
Family : Asteraceae
Type : Perennial

: 20 to 40 cm depending on the species
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary, rather light

Flowering : May to October

Easy to maintain, planting and maintaining it will especially improve flowering.

Planting the erigeron

At spring or fall preferably, choose a sunny spot to plant your erigerons, this will only promote flowering.

In summer, you can also plant, but take care to water more regularly.

As for theaster, ordinary garden soil mixed with potting soil is ideal.
Avoid too heavy and too compact soils that retain moisture to the detriment of the plant.

To make one beautiful ground cover, allow about 8-9 feet per m2.

  • In order to multiply your erectons, divide the clump in the spring approximately every 3 years.

Easy maintenance of erigerons

Indeed, very easy to grow, the erigeron requires very low maintenance.

When planting, water when the soil is dry to help the root system take place.

In autumn, after flowering or at the beginning of spring, cut back the tuft to the shortest.

This operation aims to cut all the stems to about 10 cm from the foot in order to stimulate the development of the erigeron while promoting the next flowering.

To know about the erigeron

Plant border, massif or rockery, the erigeron is spectacular from spring to autumn thanks to its generous and constantly renewing bloom.

Easy perennial, it comes from North America and adapts very well to our climates. Although some species like karvinskianus are not hardy and need a relatively warm climate to thrive, most species are hardy.

The genus Erigeron has more than 200 species but some are grown as an annual.

From most famous species, we find the erigeron karvinskianus, glabratus, alpinus, uniflorus, dimity, paolii or violetta.

Smart tip about erigeron

To encourage the appearance of new flowers, remove faded flowers as you go.

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Video: Is this the end of annual vegetables? Perennial Vegetables. Byther Farm (June 2021).