Saturday, 15 November 2014

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day ~ November 2014


Deserving of a long service award is erigeron karvinskianus formerly known as erigeron mucronatus, which flowers from as early in March right up to the first frosts. It is dotted about our shady north facing courtyard and would probably be more floriferous, even at this time of year if it was able to sunbathe. Still those dainty little daisies bring cheer on gloomy autumn days as they greet me on leaving and coming home.

Below glimpses of this plant in full summer mode taken earlier this year at  Sizergh Castle in Cumbria, gives some idea of their inclination to self seed with gay abandon and their ability to grow in seemingly somewhat inhospitable territory.



Apart from its long flowering period another attraction of this little daisy is the way the flowers change from white to pink as they age. It can be grown easily from seed or bought as a plant although I think that the latter option is usually relatively expensive.




This plant has been growing in our garden for many years surviving both what winters have thrown at it and himself's attempts to kill it off. He regards it as a weed! 

Thanks go as always to Gail over at May Dreams Gardens, who kindly provides us with the opportunity to wonder at other bloggers seasonal blooms every month.

16 comments:

  1. Daisy Fleabane! It grows wild in the meadows here, sometimes the only wildflower visible during a drought.

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  2. Pretty!
    Definitely not a weed!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
    Lea

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  3. I do love the Erigeron but often over look it when I see it as I think my conditions are a bit too moist for it. What a fine statement it makes growing through the Asplenium. Beautiful with a capital B Anna.

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  4. I discovered Erigeron just this year, buying a couple of small plants and pushing them into cracks in a wall where they are thriving. Next year I'll have loads because I have also been gifted seed.
    It's so pretty, couldn't be without it now.

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  5. It is lovely and flowers on and on. I have never had to buy this plant. It just appears and puts itself very tastefully just where it looks really good.

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  6. Fascinating how it just grows out of a wall like that! And it looks great mingling with a Birdsnest fern too... Very pretty!

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  7. "It can be grown easily from seed". Hah! Not by me, I was reduced to buying plug plants! I'm glad I did though, it is a delightful plant, I am hoping it will go rampaging through my front garden next year. Preferably in places I will be happy to leave it, but probably not! Himself clearly requires reeducation...

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  8. It is a super plant, I bought one plant but it died in the wet that we have here. Fortunately it has seeded in the cracks in the paving and I now have fantastic plants that are beginning to take over in certain areas, I think it likes the sand that the flags are laid on.

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  9. Simply adorable. I'd love to have something like that on my stone wall.

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  10. Is your new home from home near Sizergh, Anna? I remember I first came across this erigeron at a garden we were at and it was all round a circular pond and looked very fetching. I have bought some since which is establishing gradually, I am pleased to say, but not ready to spread yet - I think i would welcome it if it did though.

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  11. Erigeron is one of the mainstays of my garden, it flowers in almost every month. It obviously prefers dry conditions but I've seem it growing quite happily in many different conditions. Definitely NOT a weed.

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  12. I love those Erigeron daisies Anna. I have an Erigeron in my rockery but it has never performed anything like yours and has not yet spread either. The pink edges are so pretty.

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  13. I sign that, it has been flowering profusely in my own garden for months and there's no end in sight. Think it may even flower all year without hard frost. I especially love it in between steps and stones. Much underrrated plant really. Derry Watkins presented Erigeron annuus recently and I'm quite charmed by it too.

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  14. So pretty. I love how it will grow in inhospitable places and how it changes colour.

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  15. Thanks for all your comments. It seems that this little daisy charms everyone at first sight :)

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  16. I'm a huge fan of erigeron. It's such a good doer. I lost most of mine during one of those very cold winters but the following spring found some seedlings appearing. They're now bigger than the original plants. i can't imagine my garden without it.

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