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Felicia Genus

Blue daisy

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Felicia genus (Blue daisy). This genus consists of annuals, perennials and evergreen subshrubs from Southern Africa and Western Arabia. The flowers are profuse with daisy-like, blue centred yellow disc-florets most of the year round. You will need to deadhead and prune to prolong the flowering. They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C, and will need full sun with well drained soil. You can water the potted plants moderately, less when not in full growth. It will not tolerate wet conditions, particularly when temperatures are low. You should remove the dead flowering stems and cut back straggly shoots regularly. Propagation is by seeds in the spring or by greenwood cuttings in the summer or early winter.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

Southern Africa and Western Arabia

Interest and use

Grown for their daisy-like, mainly blue flower heads.

Cultivation

Remove dead flowering stems and cut back straggly shoots regularly.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by greenwood cuttings in summer or early winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to aphids and red spider mites.

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