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Felicia

Asteraceae (Compositae)
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.

Felicia amelloides ‘Santa Anna’ (photo courtesy of Laura Dunkin-Hubby)
Felicia amelloides ‘Santa Anna’ (photo courtesy of Laura Dunkin-Hubby)

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Felicia amelloides

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.

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