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Felicia amelloides, the blue marguerite daisy, is a decorative evergreen sub-shrub with stunning bright clear blue flowers with contrasting yellow centres. It is an easy care, hardy plant that is covered with flowers in spring, and continues to spot flower through summer, and all year round in warm areas. It grows from 30-60 cms high and wide, and can be used for massed plantings, as a specimen plant, and is a great container and hanging basket plant.
Felicia likes a sunny position, tolerates periods of dryness, and light frost. Fetilise with a slow release fertiliser, or regularly through the warm months with a liquid fertiliser. Trim plant lightly after main flowering to maintain a compact shape, and to remove spent flowers.
Felicia amelloides has formerly been known as Felicia aethiopica, Aster amelloides, Aster cepensis and Aster coelestis, and is native to South Africa.
Flower colour: blue and yellow
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres
Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.