Erigeron speciosus
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Erigeron speciosus

Oregon fleabane

  family asteraceae 
  genus erigeron 

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Genus  Erigeron Species  speciosus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Oregon fleabane Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S11637 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   
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
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This plant is often used in areas with seaside conditions. Erigeron speciosus 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. Oregon fleabane needs summer days with high heat. This plant does well in loamy soils. Full sun is best for growing this species. It needs soil that is well drained. 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 
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 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Erigeron speciosus is a perennial. Flowers: Oregon fleabane has aster-like flowers with yellow centers and arrayed with slender petals. Blooms appear for an 8 month period from March through October. The flowers are typically of a purple color, with an accent in yellow.

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