Seaside Daisy, Erigeron glaucus, can be found all along our coastal bluffs. It is also known as Beach Daisy, Beach Aster, and Seaside Fleabane. In Greek, Erigeron translates to an old man in the spring. It is a rugged little perennial herb that asks little of the soil and does not mind the salt spray that billows up from the ocean.

seaside daisy

seaside daisy

Seaside Daisy

You will find Seaside Daisies in sunny locations close to the ocean mixed in with a multitude of other plants as well as in large colonies. Butterflies and other pollinating insects are attracted to the nectar that this little plant produces, but we are warned that the plant is toxic to dogs and cats. Seaside Daisy blooms from April to August.

Seaside Daisy is a modest, rugged and very independent old friend in our garden.