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Felicia amelloides (Blue Daisy)

Kingfisher Daisy, Blue Daisy, Blue Marguerite, Cape Aster, Flower of Happiness, Happy Flower, Aster amelloides, Aster coelestis, Felicia capensis, Felicia coelestis


Native to South Africa, Felicia amelloides (Blue Daisy) is a bushy perennial or sub-shrub primarily grown for its long-lasting and showy flowers. Blooming throughout summer into fall, small, daisy-like flowers, 1.5 in. across (4 cm), with bright yellow centers surrounded by sky-blue ray florets are borne on leafless stems. Visited by bees and butterflies, they rise well above the foliage of ovate, rough, hairy leaves, up to 1 in. long (2.5 cm) cm long. In hot summer areas, flowering usually declines or stops by mid-summer. Hardy, fast growing, long-flowering and long-lived, wind and drought resistant, Felicia amelloides needs only moderate water and little care to thrive. Catching the eye wherever it is planted, it makes an excellent garden plant.

  • Grows up to 12-24 in. tall and wide (30-60 cm).
  • Easily grown in average, well-drained soils in full sun. Water regularly, but moderately, especially during the dry season. Avoid wet soils. This plant thrives in poor, well-drained soils. Dislikes hot and humid summers.
  • Great for beds and borders, edging, city gardens, cottage gardens, Mediterranean gardens, rock gardens or containers.
  • Generally disease free. Keep an eye out for aphids.
  • Propagate by seed or stem tip cuttings. Plants may also be grown from seed started indoors about 6-8 weeks prior to last spring frost date. In cool summer climates, seed may be sown outdoors around the last spring frost date.
  • Native to South Africa.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 8 – 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials, Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 8 – 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials, Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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