Erigeron annuus Asteraceae
This beautiful airy white short lived perennial gives height to borders and flowers from May to October. Unlike other white flowering plants the Erigeron annuus flowers drop and self-seed freely when finished and so it stays looking fresh all summer. It’s always a surprise where it decides to grow but it can be transplanted with a bare root, even in full flower, which is great for us at Gravetye Manor: we always have gaps to fill with our ever evolving borders. The Erigeron annuus won’t need dead heading but will need staking; a small price to pay for such an invaluable plant.