Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Grow Me Instead

Showy daisy

Erigeron speciosus

About This Species

Zone 2a BC Native

Grow me instead of Bachelor’s buttons, Blueweed

Showy daisy is an upright, branching perennial with masses of purple, pink, or white flowers with bright yellow centres. They are prolific bloomers, flowering all summer and into fall, and a favorite of pollinators. Showy daisy is quite variable in height but can reach 1 m tall. This plant needs full sun but is tolerant of a range of soil conditions.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Dry or occasionally moist conditions