Landscapes with flowering shrubs appear bright and full of life. Flowering shrubs will attract helpful insects likes bees and butterflies, along with hummingbirds to your yard. Shrubs with daisy-like flowers not only generally have a longer blooming season than seasonal shrubs, but also produce attractive foliage that are often used as fresh cut flowers.
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Marguerite Daisy (Argyranthemum frutescens) is a favourite flowering shrub for landscapes in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 11 because of its easy care, continuous blooming daisy-like flowers and attractive lacy dark-green foliage. Traditionally, the shrub blooms in bright yellow or white daisies, with newer varieties in shades of pink or purple. Marguerite daisy shrubs grow to the height of 1 to 3 feet, tolerating a variety of soil conditions, including periods of drought. In climates that experience temperatures below -1.11 degrees Celsius, Marguerite daisies are ideal for containers, overwintering by moving the container to a protected location.
New England Aster
New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae) is a late summer-blooming shrub with a mass of purple blue, dainty daisy-shaped flowers. A medium-sized shrub, growing to heights of 3 to 5 feet, New England aster is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 8 and is easy to care for. Fast-growing, with a pleasing natural shape, New England aster will grow in sun or partial shade and moist to droughtlike soil conditions.
African daisy (Euryops pectinatus), also known as golden Euryops or golden daisy bush, is a tender perennial shrub native to South Africa that grows in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11. As the bush matures, it forms an attractive rounded form that is 2 to 6 feet tall, with long-lasting bright-yellow daisy-type flowers. African daisy shrubs thrive in dry heat and are drought tolerant once established. Dwarf varieties, growing to 3 feet, can be grown in containers.
Brachyglottis, formerly classified as Senecio, is native to New Zealand and is frequently found in landscapes in USDA hardiness zones 8 and 9. Not only do Brachyglottis shrubs bloom an abundance of bright lemon-yellow daisy flowers, the shrub also has very attractive oblong, egg-shaped blue-green leaves with a silvery edge. These shrubs will grow in a mound-like form to 3 feet and bloom in mid to late summer.
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