Native Plants - E

Epilobium angustifolium................See Chamerion angustifolium
Erigeron glabellus
Smooth Fleabane
Aster family - Asteraceae/Compositae

Does not spread and is not aggressive. Makes a good front of border plant.

Bloom time: July, August
Ht: 20-45cm (8-18”)
Prefers sun; average soil.

Direct seed in spring.
Erigeron philadelphicus
Philadelphia Fleabane
Aster family - Asteraceae/Compositae

Medium-sized perennial for sun. Prefers a damp location.
Pale pink or purple daisy flowers, June to August. Self-seeds.
Sow in fall or spring, cover seeds lightly.
Eurybia conspicua = Aster conspicuus
Showy Aster
Aster family – Asteraceae/Compositae

A tall robust plant that looks best at the back of the border or in front of shrubs.
Will grow into a nice clump. Attracts butterflies.

Bloom time: Late July–September
Ht: 60-120 cm (24-48”)
Full sun to semi-shade; average soil.

Aster seeds have a low germination rate, so plant lots. You can always thin them out later. Sow the seeds directly into the garden in late fall and they will germinate in the spring. If starting indoors, moist cold stratify for 2-4 weeks.
Eurybia sibirica =Aster sibiricus
Artic Aster
Aster family - Asteraceae/Compositae

This smallest aster has introduced itself from the Rocky Mountains into the Edmonton area.
Forms a nice mound. It will spread slowly into a larger clump; sometimes self-seeds.

Bloom time: July, August
Ht: 15-30 cm (6-12”)
Full sun; well-drained or rocky soil on the dry side.

Aster seeds have a low germination rate, so plant lots. You can always thin them out later. Sow the seeds directly into the garden in late fall and they will germinate in the spring. These seeds need a cold, moist stratification before they will germinate. Or cold moist stratify for 6 – 8 weeks.