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.