Fleabane Erigeron chrysopsidis 'Grand Ridge'

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
fleabane 'Grand Ridge'


The Erigeron chrysopsidis 'Grand Ridge', commonly known as fleabane, is a flowering perennial noted for its profuse blooming and daisy-like flowers. The appearance of fleabane is characterized by its charming mass of fine, slender leaves that create a dense, lush greenery as a backdrop for its flower display. The leaves typically exhibit a linear to lanceolate shape with a slightly furry texture that lends a soft visual quality to the plant. The most striking feature of the fleabane is its abundant blooms, which are reminiscent of daisies. Each flower sports a multitude of delicate, narrow petals that radiate around a vibrant yellow central disk. The petals are often a soft, pastel color, ranging from white to pink or a pale violet, which gives the plant a gentle, whimsical appearance. These blossoms are usually small to medium in size and form clusters that create a carpet of color when in full bloom. Fleabane emits a subtle, pleasing fragrance that contributes to its charm and makes it a favorite among gardeners seeking to enhance the sensory experience of their gardens. The plant's overall appearance of feathery foliage and cheery flowers often attracts a variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies, which add to the dynamic scenery surrounding this delightful plant. The aesthetic appeal of fleabane lies in its ability to bring a touch of wildflower grace to cultivated garden spaces, border plantings, and even as an accent in containers, though its size specifics remain unmentioned.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Grand Ridge Fleabane

    • Common names

      Erigeron chrysopsidis 'Grand Ridge'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Erigeron chrysopsidis 'Grand Ridge', commonly known as Fleabane, is not known to be toxic to humans. Therefore, ingestion of this plant typically does not result in any poisoning or toxic symptoms. However, as with any plant, individual allergies or sensitivities can occur, so it is generally advisable to avoid eating plants that are not known to be safe for consumption.

    • To pets

      Fleabane, the common name for Erigeron chrysopsidis 'Grand Ridge', is not listed as a toxic plant to pets like cats and dogs. It typically does not cause symptoms of poisoning if ingested. Nonetheless, individual animals might have varying sensitivities or allergic reactions, and ingestion of non-food plants can sometimes lead to gastrointestinal upset, such as vomiting or diarrhea, simply from the ingestion of non-digestible matter. Owners should exercise caution and prevent pets from consuming plants not meant for their diet.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      North America


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Erigeron chrysopsidis 'Grand Ridge', commonly known as the Grand Ridge fleabane, adds visual interest to gardens with its bright yellow flowers and attractive foliage.
    • Pollinator Attraction: The flowers provide a nectar and pollen source for bees and other beneficial insects, which is crucial for maintaining healthy ecosystems and pollination of other plants.
    • Drought Resistance: The Grand Ridge fleabane is well-adapted to dry conditions, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping and water-wise gardening.
    • Low Maintenance: This plant generally requires minimal care once established, saving time and effort for gardeners.
    • Erosion Control: The fibrous root system of the Grand Ridge fleabane helps to stabilize the soil, preventing erosion especially on slopes and disturbed areas.
    • Habitat Creation: By providing food and shelter, it contributes to the creation of habitats for a variety of wildlife, including insects and small birds.
    • Long Blooming Period: With a longer flowering season, this plant can offer visual interest in the landscape over an extended period.
    • Versatility: It can be used in various garden settings, including borders, rock gardens, or as ground cover, due to its adaptable nature.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • The Fleabane can be used to create a natural dye for fabrics, depending on parts of the plant used and the mordant, a range of colors from yellows to greens can be achieved.
    • When dried, the flowers of Fleabane can be incorporated into potpourri mixes, providing a subtle fragrance and delicate texture to the blend.
    • Fleabane can act as a natural insect repellent when its leaves are crushed and rubbed onto the skin, due to its natural chemical constituents.
    • Pressed and dried Fleabane flowers can be used in decorative craftwork such as making bookmarks, greeting cards, or in decoupage projects.
    • Due to its dense foliage, the plant can be utilized in landscaping as a groundcover to prevent soil erosion on slopes or embankments.
    • Fleabane plants can be used in companion planting to attract beneficial insects, such as pollinators or predators of harmful garden pests.
    • The plant's aesthetic flower clusters can be used as a natural confetti in outdoor celebrations, being biodegradable and eco-friendly.
    • When planted in containers, Fleabane can help to create a varied height display on balconies or patios where ground planting isn’t possible.
    • As a subject for botanical illustration or macro photography, Fleabane provides intricate details and a variety of textures for artists and photographers.
    • The resilience of Fleabane to various soil conditions makes it a candidate for phytoremediation purposes, helping to stabilize and improve the soil quality.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Fleabane is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Fleabane is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Persistence: Erigeron, commonly known as Fleabane, often symbolizes persistence because of their ability to grow in difficult conditions and their hardy nature.
    • Hope: Fleabane flowers are bright and cheerful, representing hope and a positive outlook in challenging situations.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Gold Nugget Fleabane, commonly known as Erigeron chrysopsidis 'Grand Ridge', should be watered deeply but infrequently to mimic its native dry conditions. It's vital to water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Typically, watering once a week during active growing seasons, such as spring and summer, is sufficient. However, reduce watering in the fall and scarcely in the winter to prevent overwatering as the plant's growth slows. Each watering session should thoroughly saturate the soil, using approximately one gallon of water per square foot, ensuring it reaches the deep roots.

  • sunLight

    For the Gold Nugget Fleabane, bright and direct light is best to ensure healthy growth and abundant flowering. An ideal spot would be in front of a south-facing window, where it can receive at least six hours of sunlight daily. However, it can also tolerate and thrive in part-sun conditions, making it versatile for different garden settings or indoor spots with moderate light.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Gold Nugget Fleabane is hardy and can withstand minimum temperatures down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, making it suitable for outdoor growing in many climates. For optimal growth, maintaining an environment between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal. This plant can survive brief spikes above this range, but prolonged exposure to extreme heat or cold may harm the plant.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the Gold Nugget Fleabane is mainly required to remove spent flowers and encourage further blooming, or to trim back any dead or damaged foliage. The best time to prune is immediately after a wave of blooms have faded. Deadheading, or the process of removing old flower heads, can be done throughout the growing season to keep the plant looking tidy and to promote additional flowers.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Fleabane 'Grand Ridge' prefers a well-draining soil mix with a pH that is slightly acidic to neutral. A good recipe would be a mix of peat, perlite, and garden soil in equal parts. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

  • plantRepotting

    Fleabane 'Grand Ridge' doesn't require frequent repotting and can be done every 2-3 years. It's best to repot in spring when the plant shows signs of being root-bound or when the soil is depleted.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Fleabane 'Grand Ridge' thrives in moderate humidity levels. The plant is adaptable but avoid extremely high humidity to prevent fungal diseases. Average room humidity should be suitable for this plant.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      For Fleabane 'Grand Ridge', use bright, indirect light.

    • Outdoor

      Plant Fleabane 'Grand Ridge' in full sun to partial shade.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Erigeron chrysopsidis 'Grand Ridge', commonly known as Grand Ridge Fleabane, begins its life cycle as a seed, which upon finding suitable conditions—well-drained soil and adequate sunlight—germinates to produce a tiny seedling. As it matures, the seedling develops into a rosette of leaves at ground level, drawing nutrients from the soil and energy from the sunlight for photosynthesis. It then enters a vegetative stage where the plant grows rapidly, producing more leaves and stems, which in turn may be herbaceous or semi-woody in nature. Following the vegetative stage, Grand Ridge Fleabane progresses to its reproductive phase, characterized by the development of numerous daisy-like flowers with yellow centers and lavender to white petals, typically blooming in late spring or summer. After pollination, most commonly by insects, these flowers produce seeds that are dispersed by wind, allowing for colonization of new areas. Finally, as an herbaceous perennial, once the growing season concludes, the above-ground portion dies back, but the plant survives through its root system to regrow and complete the cycle again come spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Erigeron chrysopsidis 'Grand Ridge', commonly known as the fleabane, can be propagated effectively through seed sowing. Seeds can be sown in a cold frame as soon as they are ripe. This usually corresponds to late summer to fall, after the flowering period when the seed heads have matured. To propagate by seed, it's not necessary to cover the seeds with soil since they need light to germinate. A light sprinkle of vermiculite or finely sieved compost will do. Simply scatter the seeds on the surface of a seed-starting mix, press them gently into the medium, and keep them moist. The cold frame should be kept in a well-ventilated, bright, but not direct sunlight location where temperatures range from 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 13 to 18 degrees Celsius). Germination can take several weeks, so patience is key.