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shaggy fleabane

Erigeron pumilis

Water:
Light:
Habit:
Height:
Bloom color:
Bloom time:
low
full sun
upright
6 - 12"
pink - pale purple
spring - summer

Photo credit: 

E. Conrad

These flowers were blooming in mid-October, encouraged by a little extra water
These flowers were blooming in mid-October, encouraged by a little extra water

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

Long skinny fuzzy green-grey leaves are slightly reminiscent of a sedentary sea creature
Long skinny fuzzy green-grey leaves are slightly reminiscent of a sedentary sea creature

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

These flowers were blooming in mid-October, encouraged by a little extra water
These flowers were blooming in mid-October, encouraged by a little extra water

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Shaggy fleabane is a delightful unruly-looking daisy with fuzzy light green foliage and tousled purple to pink disc-shaped flowers. Its natural habitat is dry grassland, and therefore it will thrive in any sunny well-drained site. Like many other prairie plants, it will continue to bloom in little bursts as long as it has some water. In the wild shaggy fleabane grows alongside blanket flower and yarrow.