OOS Common Fleabane - Pulicaria dysenterica - Native Wildflower

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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 with downy leaves and golden yellow flowers from July to late September.

A good source of pollen and nectar for a wide variety of hoverflies, butterflies and bees.

A great plant for pond edges, boggy areas etc. 

Common Fleabane provides food for the following creatures: 

  • Butterflies including: Brown Hairstreak butterfly πŸ¦‹  and Gatekeeper butterfly πŸ¦‹
  • 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:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

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

πŸ¦‡ (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 rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

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