This plant has no fragrance
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Fine-Leaved Felicia Overview
A hardy, low growing shrub with aromatic needle-like foliage which flowers on mass with purple daisy-like flowers in spring time. Occurring naturally in both summer and winter rainfall regions in Southern Africa, being able to withstand frost and a wide range of temperatures as well as being very water wise are all qualities that make this plant ideal for most temperate, rocky or most other types of South African gardens. This cheerful plant has ornamental qualities, is easy to grow and maintain and even has medicinal use.
Common problems with Fine-Leaved Felicia
Generally pest and disease free.
Fine-Leaved Felicia Companion Plants
Helichrysum sp., Eriocephalus africanus, Gazania sp.
How to harvest Fine-Leaved Felicia
Harvest seeds in summer after flowering in spring. Flowers can also be cut at peak of flowering season for flower arrangements.
How to propagate Fine-Leaved Felicia
Sowing time in Autumn. Sow seeds very shallow directly onto the ground. Germination time is less than a month. Space seedlings 1m apart.
Stem cuttings treated with growth hormone and planted in damp soil.
Special features of Fine-Leaved Felicia
Attracts useful insects
Insects such bees and butterflies, amongst many other pollen seeking insects.
Pollinating insects attract insectivorous birds.
Good plant to plant in containers given sufficient drainage holes.
Drought-tolerant once established; suitable for xeriscaping.
Other uses of Fine-Leaved Felicia
A cheerful water wise garden plant that attracts insects.
A mixture of this plant with Mentha longifolia (Balderja) is used as a treatment for chest ailments, asthma and bronchitis.