Showy Daisy is a perennial flowering plant with purple petals and a bright yellow centre. It grows up to 80 cm tall from a branched stem base and easily seeds itself to grow year after year.
|Erigeron speciosus var. speciosus
|Height and Spread
|15 – 80 cm tall.
|Up to 10 cm spread.
|Purple petals with a yellow centre.
|May – August.
|Fall (Aug – September)
|Light and Water
|Generally grows in open forests and clearings.
|Grows in moist conditions, not generally in very dry or very wet conditions.
|There is a common belief that Showy Daisy can be used to repel fleas when dried.
|Showy Daisy can be valuable for bees and some species of birds due to their long bloom time.
|Showy Daisy is a beautiful addition to a native garden. It has bright flowers that are highly ornamental. It is easily established from seed and readily maintains itself through self-seeding.
|There are several horticultural forms of Showy Daisy that have been derived from this native species.
|Showy Daisy is easily propagated by seed.