Robin's Fleabane (Erigeron pulchellus)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 6-24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: White to pale violet
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies


Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 20, 2011 6:21 PM

Robin's Plantain is a common perennial in most of the Eastern half of the United States and parts of Canada. It grows in a rosette form, spreading by stolons (runners) and forming colonies. The plant grows to 24 inches high and the white to pale violet flowers are borne on 12 to 18 inch soft hairy stems in early spring.

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daisy type wildflower by gingin Apr 17, 2012 3:25 PM 6

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