Monday, 11 April 2016


Felicia amelloides (blue daisy, blue marguerite) is a species of flowering plant of the family Asteraceae, native to South Africa. F. amelloides is synonymous with, and formerly known as, F. aethiopica, Aster amelloides, Aster capensis, and Aster coelestis.

F. amelloides is an evergreen shrublet usually 30–60 cm tall by 50 cm wide, but sometimes up to 1 m tall, with densely branched and frequently dark red stems, and rough, hairy, ovate green leaves. Striking blue composite flowers with prominent yellow centres, about 30 mm in diameter, and borne on naked stalks up to 180 mm long.

This species is much cultivated, and in the temperate world is usually grown as a half-hardy annual in pots, window-boxes, hanging baskets, and other summer bedding schemes for parks and gardens. Drought- and wind-resistant, it requires a sheltered aspect in full sun, and does not tolerate frost. It is now blooming in our Autumn garden!

This post is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Macro Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.


  1. Hello, I love these pretty blue daisies. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  2. Beautiful little blossoms!

  3. Truly a very pretty blue daisy. I had a few but none this pretty.

  4. Love the name of this flower and can't remember if I ever saw it! Thank you so much for adding this pretty whimsical flower to SEASONS! Have a great week!

  5. Beautiful!
    Have a great week!

  6. How lovely! I have never seen one. Charming!

  7. Hello Nick, I love the blue flowers that are named Felicia. I have never seen a blue daisy. Thanks for joining in the Blue Monday fun.


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