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Felicia amelloides (blue daisy) profile

Written by Maggie

Mar 02 2021

Felicia amelloides (blue daisy) profile

Blue Daisy belongs to the largest family of the subclass Chrysanthemum. Where Blue Daisy exists, another kind of chrysanthemum must be seen, but where it exists, it does not always have a shadow.

Blue daisy picture

Blue Daisy

Morphological features of blue daisy

blue daisy has a uniform floret structure. Florets are tubular, radially symmetric, or ligulate but bilaterally symmetric, or corolla tubular but corolla lobes biclipped. Most florets are densely arranged and are covered with involucral bracts to form a uniform head. The flowers are about 2cm in diameter with a yellow core and white or bluish petals.

The ecological habits of blue daisy

Blue daisy likes shade like cool, more growth in the shadow of the mountain, corner or roadside, is a very fragile, increasingly rare small chrysanthemum.

Blue daisy's distribution area

Blue daisy is specially found in wild areas: Asia - China - Gansu.

Blue Daisy

Blue daisy propagation

Sowing blue daisies in early spring, the suitable temperature for germination is 10 ~ 18℃. Germinate 2 weeks after sowing. Cut the top shoots at the end of summer and root 2 weeks after planting. Keep the soil moist during the growing period. Pay attention to drainage during the early summer plum rainy season and prevent flooding strictly. Fertilizer 1 time a month, pay attention to the fertilizer liquid, do not stain the leaves, before flowering to add 1 time phosphate and potassium fertilizer. Cut off the remaining Blue Daisy in time.To promote the germination of new flowers. 

How to grow and care for blue daisy

Choose well-drained soil for planting, watering after planting to strengthen management; Potted with leaf rot soil, fine sand, peat soil plus an appropriate amount of base fertilizer mix to do potted matrix cultivation, after planting pouring permeable, transplantation has scattered light place maintenance for a week, can restore normal management. Potted needs to change pots once a year; Fertilizer once a month in the growing period, a small amount of topdressing once before flower, appropriate watering, avoid accumulation of water, keep adequate light; After the Flower is cut in time to go residual flower, germinate of new flower bud of benefit, undertake pruning to too long protruding branch, maintain good plant type.

Landscape utility of blue daisy

Blue daisy is compact, flowering neat, simple and elegant. Blue daisy often decorates flower beds, flower borders and roadside, level is clear, especially accompanied by white buildings, the landscape is particularly fresh and quiet and elegant, with it decorated with rocks or small gardens, so that the environment is more lively, vivid. If scattered on the hillside or vacant land, blue daisy can form a "wild flower" landscape. Blue Daisy has a long flowering period in summer. blue daisy is suitable for potted green window sills and balconies.

Blue Daisy