The daisy is related to many other popular flowers including the Coneflower, Aster, Black-eyed-Susan, Calendula and Mexican Sunflower. There are vanities of daisy flowers that can be grown in most parts of the United States, but most of them are for the southern states. In the north the lower growing vanities can be cultivated indoors.
The Shasta Daisy has white petals with yellow centres amd dark green leaves that bloom from early summer till fall. The Shasta Daisy plant will grow multiple flowers, reach a height from 2 to 3 feet and 2 feet in width. The Shasta Daisy will attract butterflies to the garden and is easy to take care of. Giver the Shasta Daisy a place in the sun with well drained soil and a layer of mulch. They only need to be watered during the summer and only if there is less than 1 inch of rain in a week.
White Button Daisy
The White Button Daisy grows to about 12 inches tall and produces bunches of small flowers with white petals and a yellow centre. The White Button Daisy needs a sunny spot, moist but not wet soil and is a good choice for containers. The White Button Daisy is a good choice for a Moon Garden because the petals will reflect the moonlight, making them look lit up.
Zulu Prince Daisy
The Zulu Prince Daisy is also known as the "Monarch of the Veldt" and is a native of Africa. The Zulu Prince Daisy is resilient and easy to grow with silvery leaves and a flower that grows as wide as 4 inches with white petals and a back centre ringed with purple and yellow. The Zulu Prince Daisy is easy to grow and heat and drought resistant. It likes full sun and moist but well drained soil. The Zulu Prince Daisy is a good choice for a wild flower garden.
The African Daisy is a native of South Africa and can be grown in the southwestern part of the United States. The flowers come in a variety of colours including white, yellow and orange. They grow to 2 to 4 inches across and 12 to 18 inches high. The African Daisy likes full sun and well-drained soil. The African Daisy is a good choice for rock gardens.
The Gerber Daisy is a native of South Africa and produces flowers with a gold centre and petals that range from yellow to a deep orange and in white, cream, pink, red, crimson or violet. The Gerber Daisy can e either a single or double bloom, grow from 12 to 18 inches high and 2 ½ to 4 inches wide. The leaves are equally spectacular growing from 8 to 10 inches and form a 12-inch wide rosette pattern near the ground. The Gerber Daisy likes full sun, but can take a bit of shade and loam or sandy soil. The Gerber Daisy needs a hot climate as well.
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