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Blue Daisy

Felicia amelloides

Also known as

Kingfisher Daisy, Blue Marguerite, Cape Aster, Flower Of Happiness, Happy Flower, Blue Felicia Bush, Shrubby Felicia, Paris Daisy

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Blue Daisy Overview

A fast growing and long flowering, evergreen, thickly branched shrub with sky blue petals around a bright yellow centre. The Blue Felicia bush brings aesthetic beauty to any temperate and rocky garden. Being a versatile and popular garden plant, it serves many purposes ranging from being a purely ornamental plant, to being used to stabilize sand dunes and preventing erosion.

Common problems with Blue Daisy

Pests include white-flies and aphids. Disease includes cottony soft rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum).

Blue Daisy Companion Plants

Geranium incanum (carpet geranium), Hemizygia transvaalensis (pink salvia), Nylandtia spinosa (tortoise berry), Pelargonium crispum (crispy-leaved pelargonium) or P. reniforme (kidney-leaved pelargonium) and Scabiosa africana (pincushion). In semishade on

How to harvest Blue Daisy

Flowers can be cut early to mid-flowering season and are long-lived left on the bush.

How to propagate Blue Daisy


Sow seeds during Spring. Space 0.5m apart and sow 1.5 times deeper than the size of the seed. Germination time is less than 1 month.


Use non-flowering stems, cut just below a node, strip off bottom leaves, treat with growth hormone and place in damp ground. This quicker method will result in plants that should flower soon.

Special features of Blue Daisy

Attracts useful insects

Insects such as small flying insects, bees, butterflies and wasps.

Pot plant

Grows well in large containers given enough sun and sufficient drainage holes.

Drought resistant

Drought tolerant once well established.

Attracts birds

Attracts nectar-feeding birds.

Attracts butterflies

Other uses of Blue Daisy

Versatile garden plant (ground cover) that is frost hardy.

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