Home
Advanced Search Map Locator
View Settings
Nurseries Carrying this Plant Add Current Plant To List Edit Current Plant
Show all Photos

Butterflies My Plant Lists Nurseries Planting Guide Contact Calscape About Calscape
Tap map to see plants native to location
Order by Popularity Order by Common Name Order by Scientific Name Order by # of Butterflies Hosted
Show nursery cultivars Hide nursery cultivars
Show plants not in nurseries Hide plants not in nurseries
Grid view Text view
Loading....
Seaside Fleabane
Erigeron glaucus
  
About Seaside Fleabane (Erigeron glaucus) 36 Nurseries Carry This Plant Erigeron glaucus is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name seaside fleabane, beach aster, or seaside daisy. This wildflower is native to the coastline of Oregon and California where it grows on beaches, coastal bluffs and dunes. This is a perennial daisy reaching heights between 5 and 30 centimeters with branching, nodding stems which may be hairy and hairy to hairless. It grows from a stout rhizome and produces thick, firm, rounded to spoon-shaped leaves, sometimes with a few teeth along the edges, each two to 13 centimeters long. Its stems bear flower clusters of one to 15 flower heads which are variable in size from one to over three centimeters wide. The centers contain golden yellow disc florets and the edges are fringed with ray florets which may be long or quite short, and are shades of deep blue and purple to lavender to nearly white. While typical habitats include coastal bluffs, one highly specialised plant association is found within the two Cupressus macrocarpa dominant forests in Monterey County, California.



This is a great plant for coastal gardens, and produces beautiful and abundant flowers most of the year.

Tolerant of recycled water.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
0.16 - 1 ft tall
2 ft wide

Form
Form
Spreading

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Fragrance
Fragrance
None, Slight

Flower Color
Flower Color
Lavender, Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 
Bees, butterflies

 

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Extremely Low, Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 2x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Very Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 15 - 20° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Clay soils on steep slopes, sandy soils on flats. Soil PH: 5 - 7

Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers, Deer Resistant, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
5*, 9, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Bluffs, dunes and beaches, ocean facing ravines above the beach, clay soils, as part of coastal strand or coastal scrub vegetation

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 11.8" - 67.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 1.96", Coldest Month: 43.4" - 55.8", Hottest Month: 55.6" - 70.9", Humidity: 0.01" - 15.63", Elevation: -87" - 1165"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Beach Aster, Seaside Daisy


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


Sign in to your Calscape Account X




Once signed in, you'll be able to access any previously saved plant lists or create new ones.

Email Address
Password

Sign In