Saturday, April 18, 2015

Young Erigeron speciosus 'Darkest of All' Already Blooming

I ordered this Erigeron speciosus 'Darkest of All' from High Country Gardens and it arrived sturdy but bent over in the box - most of the other plants were much smaller and this one was taller so it looked like a question mark for a few days. Now a couple weeks later, it still hasn't stood up straight (maybe I should have staked it?) but it is thriving and now blooming.

It has sort of a weed look to it, I think it's called Fleabane and some types are considered weeds - this species, however, is an ornamental cultivar.

Erigeron speciosus 'Darkest of All' blooming
April 18, 2015 - Erigeron speciosus 'Darkest of All'

Erigeron speciosus 'Darkest of All' stem
Fresh out of the box after 4 days of shipping, a little wilted but still fine

darkest of all
A few days later, now growing in an 'S' shape with the top turning toward the sky

Erigeron speciosus 'Darkest of All' flower bud
Erigeron speciosus 'Darkest of All' flower buds forming in a cluster at the top of a long stem

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