Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Robin’s Plantain

Erigeron pulchellus
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June)
Main Color: White, Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Robin's plantain by Mervin Wallace
Photo: Mervin Wallace
Sun Exposure 
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

10 to
14
inches

Spread:

12 to
16
inches
Size
Height: 10 to
14
inches
Spread: 12 to
16
inches
Size
Height: 10 to
14
inches
Spread: 12 to
16
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use as a green mulch between other plants. Partly shaded wildflower beds.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Mulch when planting. Later mulching may not be required if a green mulch is produced by the plants.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover
Basic Description

Many circular rosettes of fuzzy basal leaves arise from a network of underground stems to collectively produce a light ground cover. Flowers closely resemble daisies and appear on 10- to 14-inch stems in April and May.

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