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Thursday, 23 June 2016

FFF240 - DOUBLE DELIGHT

Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family. Various common names including daffodil, daffadowndilly, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some members of the genus. Narcissus has conspicuous flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white or yellow (orange or pink in garden varieties), with either uniform or contrasting coloured tepals and corona.

Narcissus were well known in ancient civilisation, both medicinally and botanically, but formally described by Linnaeus in his Species Plantarum (1753). The genus is generally considered to have about ten sections with approximately 50 species. The number of species has varied, depending on how they are classified, due to similarity between species and hybridisation.

Felicia amelloides, the blue marguerite or blue daisy, 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.

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27 comments:

  1. Double delight...I'll say so!

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  2. A delightful shot indeed, dear Nick! I love the combination of colours. Best wishes,
    Annie

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  3. Yellow and blue, what a powerful color combination.
    Great shot, Nick !!!
    Thank you for the party.
    Greetings from Germany, Carmen

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  4. Wow! This flower photo is so beautiful!

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  5. Yellow and blue are the Swedish colours...... Lovely photo.

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  6. These flowers look very pretty together. I love the daffodils.

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  7. Lovely combo...the yellow and blue look wonderful together!

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  8. Nick, amazing colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Beautiful contrast in your flower photo! Thanks for hosting, I love showing off my flowers!

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  10. Learning about cups/coronas today from other daffodil fans. Dazzling against the I wanna say purple coneflowers?

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  11. love the blues and yellows together. a beautiful image Nick.

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  12. A unusual combination of spring and summer flowers. We never see them flowering at the same moment! Groetjes Hetty

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  13. Beautiful !
    ♥ly greetings from Germany

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  14. I like the little blue daisy very much.
    The yellow flower too.
    We call them Osterglocken (easterbells)!!
    ;))

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  15. Hiys Nick,
    bit of a shock seeing dafs - when it seems we have only just left them behind us over here. Those dark daisies are worth having - for flower-arrangements.

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  16. I have a lot of the Felicias in my garden too!

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  17. Wow, what a gorgeous photo. The colors are striking!

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  18. Yellow and purple is such a pretty combination for flowers!

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  19. I love the blue one, last year a had them in my garden too.
    Such a loveley color!
    Have a happy weekend, dear Nick!

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  20. I love the combination of colors. Very beautiful.

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  21. Wunderfull.....i like the picture....
    Have a nice weekend Jen

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  22. A real pretty color combination Nick. Beautiful flowers!

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  23. Heisann.... spring once more, just past here, wonderful flowers!

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  24. So beautiful.
    Have anice weekend!

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  25. Such an unexpected and appealing combination!

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  26. Beautiful flowers !!
    Greetings

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