Admittedly – I came across the Mexican Fleabane relatively late in life.
It blooms and blooms and blooms. For months on end. Non-stop.
And it propagates fantastically! In cracks, in walls, in beds, in pots. Light and delicate, like a breeze, yet strong and brimming with pink and white flowers.
Completely undemanding. Loves the sun but is also happy in partial shade. Drought? No problem! Self-seeds and forms dense plant 'cushions'.
And: slugs avoid it. Hurrah!
Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) of the Royal Horticultural Society.
It's no surprise she's one of my 21 favourite cottage garden plants. Have you got my free eBooklet yet? If not, you can get it right HERE.
Height: approx. 20cm (8") to 30cm (12")
Hardiness: Perennial when protected in the winter, otherwise annual.
Where: Full sun
When: February to April inside, end of April to May outside
Spacing: 25cm (10")
Flowering: May to October
Needs light to germinate
Photos: Sarah Stiller, Janina Laszlo