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Erigeron pulchellus

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Common Name:  Robin’s Plantain

Part to light shade, medium to dry moisture level, tolerant of a range of soils, slightly acid pH.  8-20 inches height, blooms in spring, lavender/white/pink flowers, spreads by runners but not aggressive

Germination Code: L, D.  Only a small percentage of seeds will germinate so sow thickly.L, D.  Only a small percentage of seeds will germinate so sow thickly.

Native Region:  Middle and East Tennessee

Short-lived perennial that likes a bit of shade in the afternoon. Hairy leaves appear frosted and are attractive even when plant is not in bloom. Develops into small colonies if it is in a spot that it likes. Good food source for early bees and butterflies.

Robin’s Plantain - Erigeron pulchellus
Photo Courtesy Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/
Robin’s Plantain - Erigeron pulchellus 3
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Robin’s Plantain - Erigeron pulchellus 2
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