Erigeron pulchellus
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Erigeron pulchellus

Poor Robin's plantain

  family asteraceae 
  genus erigeron 

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Identification
Genus  Erigeron Species  pulchellus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Poor Robin's plantain Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S11636 Data source  HtZn p111
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' 6" - 2' Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Loam Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-08b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  A good use for this plant is in areas with seaside conditions. Erigeron pulchellus can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40 Fahrenheit. It needs a bit of a cold spell with temperatures below 15 Fahrenheit to do its best. Poor Robin's plantain needs summer days with high heat. The best soil for this plant has a texture that is loamy. Full sun is needed for this species to do its best. It usually does best in well drained soils. This plant tolerates windy and salty seaside conditions.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  yes Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Seaside conditions Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes 
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Erigeron pulchellus is a perennial. Flowers: Poor Robin's plantain has aster-like flowers with yellow centers and arrayed with slender petals. This long flowering plant is in bloom from March through October. Blossoms in such colors as pink, lavender and white are common, with an accent in yellow.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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