Sold as seed packet (approximately 100 seeds per packet).
At a Glance: Showy fleabane is similar to Philadelphia fleabane and is in the Aster family. Showy fleabane is a biennial or short-lived perennial that grows well in moist areas such as open forests, streambanks, roadsides, and clearings. Showy fleabane is a bit smaller and shorter than other varieties of fleabane.
Leaves: Not an overly leafy plant but with entire stem leaves that are lance shaped.
Flowers: This variety has purple flowers with a yellow center.
Ethnobotany: The common name ‘fleabane’ was first applied to European species of the plant because it was believed that hanging bunches of the plant dried in your home would drive out fleas.
|Sun/Shade Tolerance||Hydrology||Elevation Range|
|mostly sunny 60-80%||moist soils||low elevation|
MacKinnon, A., Pojar, J., & Alaback, P. B. (1994). Plants of the Pacific Northwest coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Richmond, Wash: Lone Pine Publishing.