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Products > Erigeron x moerheimii
 
Erigeron x moerheimii - Pink Santa Barbara Daisy

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Erigeron x moerheimii (Pink Santa Barbara Daisy) - A low growing perennial that is very similar to the Santa Barbara Daisy, Erigeron karvinskianus but does not spread as wide (only to 3 feet) and has larger flowers that are a light pink. Plant in full sun to light shade with moderate to occasional watering. It is hardy to at least 10 F and possibly a bit lower. Does not reseed like Erigeron karvinskianus. Though not verified, this plant is likely from the Royal Moerheim Nursery, that was founded by Bonne Ruys in Holland in 1888 and carried on by his daughter and famous garden writer, designer and horticulturist Mien Ruys. The nursery was famous for plants for use in the "Natural Style" as opposed to the more rigid formal style that was common in the day. We grew this plant from 1987 until 2013. It was a nice plant but we moved on.  The information that is presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it in the nursery's garden and in other gardens we have visited, as well how it performs in our nursery crops out in the field. We incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they know of cultural information that would aid others in growing  Erigeron x moerheimii.