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Seaside Daisy

Seaside Daisy
Invasive Plant
Seaside Daisy
Erigeron karvinskianus

This is a low spreading ground cover that will scramble over rocks or uneven ground. It is a perennial with lax stems and narrow hairy leaves. It produces a mass of small open faced daisy type flowers most of the year, particularly during summer. It can be invasive if not controlled and grows in moist disturbed areas. It also has escaped into coastal dunes and other exposed disturbed sites.



  • Produces masses of seeds which are dispersed by wind and water.
  • Dumping of garden waste that may easily take root.
  • Plants can be spread by layering.

This plant grows readily in damp areas to create shady thickets crowding native species and destroying habitat. Remove these plants from gardens and choose superior species that will prove more environmentally friendly.

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Alternative Plants

Cut Leaf Daisy
Photo: © immij pty ltd
Alternative Plant Cut Leaf Daisy
Brachyscome multifida and cultivars
Climbing and Ground Cover Plants

These delightful Australian perennials come in a range of colours such as yellow, pink, mauve, pale and deep blue and appear from late winter to autumn. With their delicate flowers and soft feathery foliage, cut leaf daisies are surprisingly hardy and are an excellent feature in a water-wise garden. They thrive in full-sun and will tolerate frost.

Golden Everlasting Daisy
Photo: Macbird Floraprint
Alternative Plant Golden Everlasting Daisy
Xerochrysum bracteatum
Climbing and Ground Cover Plants

This Australian annual or shortlived perennial, varies in habit from prostrate to a shrubby plant of about 1 m in height. The leaves are grey-green in colour and the deep golden flower heads are borne from spring through to late winter. The individual flowers are formed into a large cluster surrounded by large papery bracts. The Golden Everlasting Daisy has been cultivated for many years and a number of improved forms have been selected for cultivation. Ask at your local garden centre for the best varieties for your garden

Scaevola, Fan Flower
Photos: Ramm Botanicals
Alternative Plant Scaevola, Fan Flower
Scaevola species and cultivars
Climbing and Ground Cover Plants

There are approximately 72 Australian species of Scaevola, of which 40 occur naturally in Western Australia. This ground cover plant produces a prolific number of mauve, purple or white flowers. Scaevola aemula is the most popular in cultivation, with relatively large flowers. Scaevola albida has smaller flowers and is a fast-growing, dense ground cover that grows 0.2–0.3 m high by 1.5–2 m wide. Resistant to salt spray, it is a perfect coastal plant. Most species require good drainage and thrive in full-sun.

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