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Products > Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze' PP12,076
 
Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze' PP12,076 - Seaside Daisy
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender Pink
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze' PP12,076 (Seaside Daisy) - An evergreen perennial that forms clumps 6-10 inch tall by 2 feet wide with gray-green foliage and 3 inch wide lavender pink daisies with chartreuse to yellow centers from spring to fall. Plant in a location that receives full sun to light shade along the coast or light shade in warmer inland locations. Fairly drought tolerant but looks more robust with occasional irrigation. It is hardy to at least 10 F. . When plants get lanky, cut back to 1 to 2 inches of stem in late fall. Tolerates coastal conditions. When plants get lanky, cut back to 1 to 2 inches of stem in late fall. This cultivar was selected by Frederick Yates from a seed bed of unidentified and unpatented hybrids of Erigeron glaucus in a cultivated area of Congleton, Cheshire, England in 1992 and it received US Plant Patent 12,076 on September 4, 2001. Seaside daisy is native along coastal bluffs, dunes and beaches below 500 feet in the coast shrub community from the Channel Islands and mainland Santa Barbara County north to Oregon with this selection coming from near Cape Sebastian State Park, south of Gold Beach Oregon. As noted in Carol Bornstein, Dave Fross and Bart O'Brien's California Native Plants for the Garden "Seaside daisy performs best in coastal gardens and works well in mixed borders, meadows, or containers. In richer soils it looks better and blooms more profusely than it will in sandy or rocky soils. In inland gardens plants in full sun flower spectacularly throughout spring but often burn to a crisp during summer individual seaside daisy plants have a useful garden life span of two to seven years." The name for the genus comes from the Greek words 'eri' meaning early or perhaps 'erio' meaning wooly and 'geron' meaning "old man" which alludes to the bristly or wooly seed heads. The specific epithet is the Latin word (from the Green 'glaukos') meaning silvery" or "bluish-green".  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze'.
 
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