Felicia (Blue Daisy; Marguerite Daisy)

Felicia is a genus of about 80 species of annuals, perennials and small shrubs in the Asteraceae family. Most of them are native to southern Africa, where it can be found growing on the coastal dunes, rocky and sandy plains, gravelly slopes and basalt cliffs.

The plant has typical “daisy” flower heads, usually with showy, blue, white or purple petals and bright yellow centers.

This eye-catching beauty has a long flowering season from spring to autumn. It attracts butterflies, bees, wasps, spiders and thrips.

Name meaning:

The origin of the name is unknown, though it possibly comes from the Latin word “felix”, which means “happy”.

Felicia symbolism:

Felicia symbolizes happiness, purity and innocence.

Interesting facts about Felicia:

The plant is valued for its bright masses of miniature blooms and is widely used as an ornamental.

Plant Type:

Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs

Color:

Felicia flowers are blue, white, lilac or purple. Most of them have yellow centers, with the exception of the Felicia heterophylla which is all-blue in color.

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