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Common Fleabane - Pulicaria dysenterica - Wildflower

Common Fleabane - Pulicaria dysenterica - Wildflower
Type: Perennial
Approximate height: Up to 1m
Flowering Time: July to late September
Site and soil type: Prefers moist soil in sun or partial shade. Ideal for pond edges, boggy areas etc.
When to sow: Spring, summer or autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, into trays, modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 3000 seeds / 0.3 g

Common Fleabane is a pretty, native perennial plant with downy leaves and golden yellow flowers.

Its flowers appear from July to late September and these are followed by dandelion-like seeds.

Fleabane blooms provide pollen and nectar for a wide variety of hoverflies, butterflies and bees. 

Common Fleabane provides food for the following creatures: 

  • Butterflies including: Brown Hairstreak butterfly 🦋  and Gatekeeper butterfly 🦋
  • Bees
  • Hoverflies
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.


Key to symbols:

🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar

🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

🦇 Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

🦇 (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.