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Mexican Fleabane

Erigeron karvinskianus

Also known as

Spanish Daisy, Latin American Fleabane, Santa Barbara Daisy, Karwinsky’s Fleabane, Bony-Tip Fleabane, Bonytip fleabane, Mexican daisy, Vittadinia, Wall daisy

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Mexican Fleabane Overview

Erigeron karvinskianus - also known as Mexican fleabane or Spanish Daisy, amongst many other names - is a charming species that produces masses of attractive, daisy-like white-pink flowers, with yellow centres. They appear in summer, opening white and developing a pink-purple tinge with age. Foliage is narrow and covered in hairs. It is native to Mexico but has now established itself all across the world. It looks beautiful tucked in wall crevices and creeping down the sides of stone or brick steps, attracting insects and birds to a gravel or coastal garden. This drought-tolerant, ornamental species serves as a lovely accent plant, lending good texture and form to a garden. It spreads quickly and works well as an edging or a ground-cover plant. It likes a sheltered position in full sun and well-drained soil. Erigeron karvinskianus is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative which showcases plants that support pollinators by providing ample amounts of nectar and/or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

How to propagate Mexican Fleabane


Sow seed in spring - it will emerge within a week or two.

Special features of Mexican Fleabane

Attracts useful insects

Insects such as bees and butterflies.

Drought resistant

Drought tolerant once well-established, suitable for xeriscaping.

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Attracts bees

Looking good in June - Top 10 flowers

Traditionally flowering in June, these flowers will be at their best this month.

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