Erigeron 'W. R.'

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Family:
Asteraceae (The Sunflower Family)
Geographic Origin:
California
California Native?:
Yes
Plant Size:
6-12 inches
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring to fall
Flower Color:
Lavender
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
This is a chance hybrid involving E. glaucus and another anonymous native, found by Wayne Roderick. It is similar to E. glaucus in foliage, but the leaves are longer and packed more densely in basal rosettes. Several-branched flower stems rise in summer, displaying large lavender flower heads with yellow centers. It appears to be more heat-tolerant than E. glaucus. Sun or light shade, reasonably well drained soil, moderate to occasional watering. Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less.