Botanical Name: Erigeron speciosus Pink Jewel
Common Name: Aspen Fleabane Pink Jewel
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 100
Erigeron speciosus Pink Jewel, Aspen Fleabane Pink Jewel: A wonderful old favourite that should be more widely grown, this hardy and easy, long lived perennial produces large, heavily fringed lilac pink daisy flower with a prominent yellow centre all summer long. Removing faded flowers will greatly increase the blooming season as well. Bees and Butterfly’s adore the nectar laden blooms. They make excellent cut flowers and grow very easily from seed. Enjoys full sun in well drained, humus rich soil. Frost and relatively dry hardy in a mulched garden bed. Our Erigeron Pink Jewel have been rewarding us for the past 10 years. 50 cm H x 60 cm W.
Sow in from late August to Jan or sow indoors in autumn.
Sow directly where they are to flower into finely prepared soil. Scatter on the surface and lightly press in. Keep moist until germination. Young plants can be thinned and planted elsewhere. For something different sow in the cracks between paving stones or mix with a little clay and press into hollowed mortar joints in walls.
Sow very thinly, on the surface of trays, pots, etc Use good quality free draining seed raising mix. Do not cover the seed as they need light to germinate, just lightly press the seeds into the mix. Place in a propagator or warm place to maintain a temperature of 15 to 18°C .germinates in 14 to 30 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, prick out into pots and grow on. Once they reach 2 to 3cm tall, Plant in the garden from the end of November onwards.