Long, thin flower petals radiating from a disc-shaped centre not only describes a daisy flower's appearance but also describes several other flowers. Plants with daisy-like flowers offer the gardener options not available in the daisy family. Flower colours, foliage textures, plant height and bloom time of plants with daisy-like flowers let you have an attractive, continuous blooming garden throughout the growing season.
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The coneflower is a hardy perennial that once established grows in poor soil and is drought tolerant, making it a favourite garden flower for difficult growing locations. Coneflowers bloom during the summer months and into the fall, attracting butterflies. The most commonly grown coneflower is the purple coneflower, though the plant can be found with white or yellow flowers. The distinctive blossoms of coneflowers are attractive in cut flower bouquets and as dried flowers.
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Cosmo flowers are often grown in areas with poor soil. Cosmos can be grown in U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones 2 through 11 by sowing seeds when spring temperatures warm to about 15.6 degrees C. With a variety of flower colours and plant size ranging from 2 to 5 feet tall, cosmos bloom throughout the summer months, attracting butterflies and beneficial insects. The delicate daisy-like flowers are good for fresh cut flower bouquets with a vase life of seven to 10 days.
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Chamomile is beneficial for the gardener the plant's intense aroma repels harmful insects while attracting butterflies and birds. The leaves of the taller German variety can be dried and used as an herbal tea. Other varieties are low growing and spreading for an attractive groundcover. The daisy-like flowers, if left to develop seeds, easily reseed the plant and can become invasive in warmer regions.