Saturday, December 17, 2011

Erigeron karvinskianus 'Los Angeles Pink'

Erigeron karvinskianus 'L A Pink' 
Seaside daisy
I have been looking for weed suppressing ground-cover plants to grow and the seaside daisy fits the bill despite its reputation of being with you for evermore once you have planted it, as It will find a way of coming up in the cracks of paving and in walls. English garden writer Anne Wareham devoted a small chapter to it in her book The Bad Tempered Gardener and called it 'one of those furnishing plants that we all should have unless you're stark modern and clean'. The Los Angeles pink form has slightly larger flowers than the type and they are more of a soft pink than white like the species.I like plants which can be cut back almost to ground level and are off and growing before you know it. This is one of them. It is hardy across a range of climates preferring semi shade in hot districts and sun in cool climates.
2017 update: I am currently out of stock

1 comment:

  1. Hello Ian,
    And do you know where I could get my hands on a good dozen of these ("seaside daisy - LA form")for a design job in Kiama?
    Estate Gardening