Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Robin’s Plantain

Robin’s Plantain

Erigeron pulchellus

Part to light shade, medium to dry moisture level, tolerant of a range of soils, slightly acid pH.  8-20 inches height, blooms in spring, lavender/white/pink flowers, spreads by runners but not aggressive.

Germination Code:  L, D.  Only a small percentage of seeds will germinate so sow thickly.

Native Region:  Middle and East Tennessee

Short-lived perennial that likes a bit of shade in the afternoon. Hairy leaves appear frosted and are attractive even when plant is not in bloom. Develops into small colonies if it is in a spot that it likes. Good food sources for early bees and butterflies.

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