Erigeron modestus

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Erigeron modestus

Common Name: Prairie Fleabane

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: SW US

Type: Perennial

Size: 12"h x 18"w

Exposure: Sun

Zones: Zone 5-10

Butterflies: Yes

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

Although it’s not really effective at repelling fleas like its common name suggests, Prairie Fleabane is effective as a butterfly-attracting ornamental. For a long period in summer and fall, its attractive gray-green leaves are topped by stems of white daisies with yellow centers that open from cool pinkish buds. Its small size makes it a perfect fit for rock gardens or for the front of raised beds. This native perennial thrives in dry calcareous soil in full sun.