Erigeron pulchellus
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Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 0.15-0.5 metres; 0.5-1.5 feet Spread: 0.75-0.15 metres; 0.26-0.5 feet Sun: Part shade Water: Medium Wildlife: Attractive to butterflies and birds Bloom Colour: pale purple to pale pink to white, with yellow centres Tolerates: Deer Culture: Poor Robins Plantain grows easily in rich, average to dry soils. It spreads by runners, and often forms colonies of dozens of plants. It is necessary to deadhead if no volunteer seedlings are wanted next season. Noteworthy Characteristics: Robins Plantain has basal leaves that persist throught the growing season and these soft fuzzy-like leaves add considerable interest to the summer woodland garden. During the flowering period the leaves and stem are soft and hairy. Garden Uses: Planted in a nice clump, this species will make quite a showing at the front of a native plant wildlife garden.