Herb: Beach Aster


Latin name: Erigeron glaucus


Family: Compositae



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Perennial

Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
May to
August


Scent:
Scented
Perennial

Habitat of Beach Aster:

Sea bluffs and sandy beaches under the influence of water.

Other uses of the herb:

Plants can be grown as a ground cover when spaced about 45cm apart each way.

Propagation of Beach Aster:

Seed - sow spring in situ. The seed usually germinates within four weeks. Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring. Basal cuttings in spring. Harvest the shoots when they are about 5 - 10cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer. Cuttings of semi-ripe shoots in summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Sea bluffs and sandy beaches under the influence of water.

Medicinal use of Beach Aster:

None known

Known hazards of Erigeron glaucus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.