Erigeron aureus 'Canary Bird'

Submitted by Boland on

I think this one has to be among my favourite blooms all summer long in Newfoundland.


Submitted by Mark McD on Sun, 02/21/2010 - 16:18

Todd, that one is a beauty!  When I lived near Seattle, I would go up on a spur of Mt. Rainier named Burrough's Mountain, a dry area with choice plants growing in volcanic soils, expansive areas covered with E. aureus in golden bloom contrasting with the royal blue of Lupinus lepidus found in equal abundance.  In cultivation in the wetter Seattle area, there was no plant more tasty to slugs than E. aureus, and I gave up growing it rather than feed the slugs.  Do you not have problems with slugs going after 'Canary Bird'?  I haven't tried 'Canary Bird' or its parent here in Massachusetts, but obviously I must give them another try.

Submitted by Boland on Sun, 02/21/2010 - 16:46

We have PLENTY of slugs but I think this one is closest enough to the middle of the bed that the slugs don't travel that far.  I gave up on the alpine delphiniums due to slugs and campanula are another fav of the slugs.