About Erigeron karvinskianus (Santa Barbara Daisy)
This flowering evergreen is called Erigeron karvinskianus. Its trailing branches reach an average landscape size of 1-2′ high by 3-5′ wide and grows more than 1′ per year. Both spring and fall seasons welcome small pink and white daisies that invite bees and other small pollinating insects. While commonly called the Santa Barbara Daisy, this variety is native to Central and South American and sometimes is called the Spanish Daisy.
Care and planting instructions
The Santa Barbara Daisy should be planted in an area that receives full sun to part shade. Use an average, well-draining soil and once planted, water regularly to establish a healthy root system then reduce frequency. Tolerant to drought and cold hardy to about 15 degrees Fahrenheit, this variety tolerates California’s yearly droughts and grows extremely well in cool coastal climates. If the plant becomes too overgrown or you would like a cleaner appearance, plan to prune during the winter season.
Landscape design ideas
Plant Erigeron karvinskianus as a groundcover between grouped plantings or around a small stone path. This plant also looks nice when planted in containers to frame a pathway or decorate a front porch.