FELICIA AMELLOIDES (Blue Daisy)

South Africa

Felicia

Felicia vertical

Feliciia flowers

This native of South Africa has bright, SKY BLUE daisy flowers. Its small, shiny leaves and stems are brittle. They break rather than bend, emitting a bitter aroma.

Bees’ favourite.

Felicia flowers are very popular with bees. Give the plant full sun and good drainage, keep it watered but not waterlogged, and pinch off spent blooms to encourage new ones.

‘Blue marguerite can be propagated easily from cuttings or seeds… plants should be given regular, moderate watering. Felicia amelloides has been grown from seed at Kew for display in the Temperate House, where temperatures are kept above a minimum of 3˚C in order to overwinter the plants successfully.’

http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/plants-fungi/felicia-amelloides-blue-marguerite

Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

Other names: Blue Daisy, Blue Marguerite, Kingfisher Daisy, Paris Daisy.