Erigeron x 'Wayne Roderick' is lower, darker green with smaller leaves than the species, and is believed to be of hybrid origin, with one of the parents being Erigeron glaucus. This one is impressive. The flowers are 1" across and lavender with much blue in them. (Maybe because it over hangs the ocean?)
The neat thing about this one is it is everflowering. Keep trimming the dead flowers off and it will keep flowering. Ours gets trimmed down every two months and it keeps flowering through spring, summer and fall. I know of no other flower with this type of flowering period. If you live next to the coast I would expect the flowering to be even better.
These plants had flowers on them when the December, 1991, cold snap hit; the flowers froze off at 0F or -2 F, but there were flowers on the plant 30 days later. I would use this plant on both coasts.
Plant the plants 2 ft. apart to make a border or ground cover. The silver blue flowers on dark green foliage blend with grays or sharply contrast with pale-yellows. We use with Penstemon 'Margarita BOP' and Zauschneria 'Bert's Bluff' to border perennial beds.
This may be misnamed. Wayne gave this to us with a w.r. label, and we called it Wayne Roderick because Wayne gave it to us. Apparently, someone else did the same with another.
Erigeron glaucus x Wayne Roderick has smaller, smoother, shinier leaves, and a more compact habit than the species, so is valued more for ornamental plantings. 'Wayne Roderick' attracts very many pollinators and butterflies.
Erigeron glaucus x 'Wayne Roderick Daisy' tolerates seaside conditions, alkaline soil and clay.
Erigeron glaucus x 'Wayne Roderick Daisy' is great for a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Erigeron glaucus x 'Wayne Roderick Daisy' has color green-gray and is evergreen.
Flower of Erigeron glaucus x 'Wayne Roderick Daisy' has color violet.
Communities for Erigeron glaucus x 'Wayne Roderick Daisy':Coastal Strand and Coastal Prairie.