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spreading fleabane

Erigeron divergens

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low
full sun
prostrate
4 - 8"
pale purple
spring - fall

Photo credit: 

E. Conrad

Spreading fleabane flowers tirelessly (and abundantly!)
Spreading fleabane flowers tirelessly (and abundantly!)

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Spreading fleabane spills over the front border of a garden
Spreading fleabane spills over the front border of a garden

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Spreading fleabane flowers tirelessly (and abundantly!)
Spreading fleabane flowers tirelessly (and abundantly!)

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Spreading fleabane has a floppy, prostrate habit that makes it a good choice for the front of a garden bed or as filler inbetween taller plants. It is smothered in pale purple disc-shaped flowers starting in July, and the show will continue as long as there is some moisture in the soil. There are too many good companions to list, but start with curlycup gumweed, hairy golden aster, wilcox penstemon, and yarrow.