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Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet' (Robin's plantain)

Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet'

Robin's plantain or fleabane

This outstanding form of E. pulchellus was selected for its relatively large grey-green, pubescent foliage (4"), dense, mat-forming habit and astonishing ability to thrive in a wide range of challenging conditions. In early May, individual flower stalks give rise to lightly tinted lavender flowers with a yellow inner eye. Foliage remains less than 6" and forms a tight groundcover, while flowering stems top out at just over a foot tall. Originally found growing on the 27-acre property of Clarice Keeling of Virginia Beach, VA, 'Lynnhaven Carpet' was named after Virginia Beach’s Lynnhaven River by plantsman Charles Cresson. An easy to grow, carefree native perennial perfectly suited for moderate sunlight to full shade. Enjoy!

SIZE
Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet' LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
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Height

12-15 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Spacing

10 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best if grown in part shade. Will tolerate dry conditions when shaded, but it needs moist soil when planted in full sun.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Songbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Groundcover
Groundcover
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Average
Dry
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Green Infrastructure
Green Roof
Attributes
Native to North America
Propagation Type
Vegetative