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Erigeron glaucus ‘W.R.’ (Wayne Roderick)

Erigeron glaucus ‘W.R.’ (Wayne Roderick)

Also known as Beach Aster, Erigeron glaucus ‘W.R.’ is a California Native perennial that was first discovered by Horticulturalist and plant adventurer, Wayne Roderick. Since then, it has been enjoyed by vast numbers of plant enthusiast throughout the west coast. ‘W.R.’ grows 8-12” tall and spreads to 18” wide. The deep green foliage stays neat and clean and is topped with pale lavender daisy-like flowers that have a golden center.

These cheerful flowers attract Butterflies, Honey Bees and Bumble Bees. When the flowers have faded, simply trim them off at the base and you will be rewarded with almost year-round blooms.

This is an ideal plant for borders, beds and along garden paths. In cool summer areas, ‘W.R.’ can be planted in full sun, and in hot summer areas, it does best if planted in shade and morning sun (Avoid planting in an area that receives the intense afternoon sun).

This Erigeron thrives along the coast and is tolerant of wind and salt spray, making it a good choice for coastal slopes. It is frost hardy to 0°F, and the Sunset Climate Zones are 4-6, 15-17, and 22-24. Provide moderate water and well-drained soil.

We are currently growing Erigeron glaucus ‘W.R.’ in 1 gallon containers and 4.5” rounds.

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