Also known as
Kingfisher Daisy, Blue Marguerite, Cape Aster, Flower Of Happiness, Happy Flower, Blue Felicia Bush, Shrubby Felicia, Paris Daisy
Felicia amelloides by Di Turner (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)
This plant has no fragrance
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Blue Daisy Overview
A fast growing and long flowering, evergreen, thickly branched shrub with sky blue petals around a bright yellow centre. The Blue Felicia bush brings aesthetic beauty to any temperate and rocky garden. Being a versatile and popular garden plant, it serves many purposes ranging from being a purely ornamental plant, to being used to stabilize sand dunes and preventing erosion.
Common problems with Blue Daisy
Pests include white-flies and aphids. Disease includes cottony soft rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum).
Blue Daisy Companion Plants
Geranium incanum (carpet geranium), Hemizygia transvaalensis (pink salvia), Nylandtia spinosa (tortoise berry), Pelargonium crispum (crispy-leaved pelargonium) or P. reniforme (kidney-leaved pelargonium) and Scabiosa africana (pincushion). In semishade on
How to harvest Blue Daisy
Flowers can be cut early to mid-flowering season and are long-lived left on the bush.
How to propagate Blue Daisy
Sow seeds during Spring. Space 0.5m apart and sow 1.5 times deeper than the size of the seed. Germination time is less than 1 month.
Use non-flowering stems, cut just below a node, strip off bottom leaves, treat with growth hormone and place in damp ground. This quicker method will result in plants that should flower soon.
Special features of Blue Daisy
Attracts useful insects
Insects such as small flying insects, bees, butterflies and wasps.
Grows well in large containers given enough sun and sufficient drainage holes.
Drought tolerant once well established.
Attracts nectar-feeding birds.
Other uses of Blue Daisy
Versatile garden plant (ground cover) that is frost hardy.
Summer Flowering Shrubs
Shrubs that give you structure and summer flowers.