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Products > Erigeron karvinskianus
 
Erigeron karvinskianus - Santa Barbara Daisy
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Synonyms: [E. karvinskianus 'Proffusion']
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Erigeron karvinskianus (Santa Barbara Daisy) - This is a trailing groundcover that is beautiful cascading over walls or pots. It spreads 3-5 feet wide and grows 1-2 feet tall. The small white daisies with a touch of pink bloom almost year-round. It looks its best in a cool spot with sun to light shade. It can be invasive with moderate water, but it will take poor soil and drought and performs best if cut down periodically. Cold hardy to about 15 to 20 degrees F. Flowers are a great treat for bees and tiny beneficial flies and wasps. It prefers a coastal climate and the interior heat of summer does make it shut down. But, as soon as the weather is a cool again in fall, it perks right up and blooms until hard frost.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Erigeron karvinskianus.