Cutleaf Daisy (Erigeron compositus)

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Cutleaf Daisy

Botanical names:
Erigeron compositus Accepted
Erigeron compositus var. discoideus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Spread: To 20 cm (8 inches)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Inflorescence Height: To 15 cm (6 inches)
Foliage Mound Height: To 5 cm (2 inches)
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by 4susiesjoy (Leonard, Minnesota - Zone 3b) on Mar 28, 2015 8:29 AM

Dainty little wild flower that self seeds prolifically. It works well in a rock garden and prefers well drained soil. It blooms in early spring and its flowers add a cheerful presence to the early spring garden.

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