Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs
Daisy relatives, typically with blue flowers; native to South Africa. Though more than 80 species are known, only a few are commonly cultivated in gardens.
Woody perennial in Zones 8, 9, 14–24; treated as a winter annual in Zone 13 and a summer annual elsewhere. Despite the common name, this is not the true marguerite (Chrysanthemum frutescens). About 1 1/2 ft. tall and spreading 4–5 ft. wide, with roughish, oval, rather aromatic green leaves about 1 in. long. Produces an abundance of 1 1/4-in., yellow-centered sky blue daisies. As a perennial, it blooms almost continually if dead flowers are picked off; pruneback hard in late summer to encourage new blooming wood. Grow in containers, let spill over a wall or the edge of a raised bed, or plant in any sunny spot.
These annual and perennial plants are grown as herbal remedies and for culinary use.
All of these odd-looking plants have decorative stems, but those of P. macrocarpus are bare m...
Small genus of plants from sunny, moist areas in South America. Species include a spreading mound and ...