Erigeron scopulinus

Rock Fleabane

White Erigeron scopulinus, Erigeron scopulinus, Rock Fleabane



Rock Fleabane is a small growing native wildflower that blooms in late spring with a profusion of bright white daisies. This groundcover is a great crack filler in rock walls and in between pavers and flagstones. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 5 - 8
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Easy to grow
Good for Containers
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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1" tall x 12-15" wide. (cutting propagated). This native Fleabane makes an outstanding groundcover or crack filler with its tight green mat of foliage and cheerful white daisies. Native to cliff faces and rocky ledges in a small area of southwestern NM and adjacent AZ, this durable little plant blooms in late spring-early summer and adapts well to domestication. It thrives in both hot, dry sites and moister, partial shade areas. Grow it in a low fertility, well-drained soil.
Associated SKUs
39700 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
F9700 (Flat of 32 - 2.5" deep pots) - Out of stock.
Common Name Rock Fleabane
Botanical Name Erigeron scopulinus
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 1" tall
Mature Spread 12-15" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Easy to grow, Good for Containers, Groundcover, Native, Low Maintenance
Ideal Region Western Only
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Growing Fleabane (Erigeron)

Erigeron is a widely distributed genus that can be found worldwide in dry mountainous and grassland areas. The greatest concentration of the species occurs in North America.

Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in "lean" sandy, gravelly or garden loam soils. Avoid clay. Place in full sun.
  • Mulching is beneficial in the arid Western US using crushed gravel, pine needles or other coarse, non-water absorbent mulch material.
  • Fleabane appreciates regular irrigation their first growing season to establish themselves. Infrequent deep watering is fine from the second growing season and beyond. They won't need much if any extra water in the Eastern US.
  • Fertilize lightly in fall with Yum Yum Mix/compost blend.

Special comments:

Deadheading is not needed. Some species are somewhat short-lived and plants should be encouraged to re-seed themselves by allowing the fluffy seed heads to ripen and disperse.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.


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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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