Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
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Smooth fleabane

Erigeron glabellus

About This Species

Zone 3a BC Native

Grow me instead of Oxeye daisy

Smooth fleabane is a native perennial growing to 40 cm tall. It has daisy-like flowers with yellow centres and a mass of thin, delicate “ray” flowers in violet, purple, pink, or white appearing on thick, hairy stems. Smooth fleabane requires full to part sun and regular watering to thrive. It will bloom all summer.

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

  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Moist but well-drained conditions