Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus ‘Lynnhaven Carpet’ is a new groundcover I have growing in the woodland. This plant has large greenish gray fuzzy leaves and has quickly formed a 6 " tall mat that suppresses weeds. The best characteristic of this plant is that it handles dry shade without skipping a beat.
In late May, Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus ‘Lynnhaven Carpet’, also called Robin's plantain, has light lavender daisy-like flowers rising above the foliage on foot-long stalks. I got divisions of this plant while visiting Charles Cresson at his Swarthmore, PA garden last June. Charles, a keenly-eyed plantsman, found this plant growing on the Virginia Beach, VA property of Clarice Keeling. He named it after the nearby Lynnhaven River. Erigeron pulchellus is a North American native grows from Canada to Florida and has proven to be an east-to-grow plant in my sometimes dry woodland.