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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Double delight...I'll say so!ReplyDelete
A delightful shot indeed, dear Nick! I love the combination of colours. Best wishes,ReplyDelete
Yellow and blue, what a powerful color combination.ReplyDelete
Great shot, Nick !!!
Thank you for the party.
Greetings from Germany, Carmen
Wow! This flower photo is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Yellow and blue are the Swedish colours...... Lovely photo.ReplyDelete
These flowers look very pretty together. I love the daffodils.ReplyDelete
Lovely combo...the yellow and blue look wonderful together!ReplyDelete
Nick, amazing colors. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Beautiful contrast in your flower photo! Thanks for hosting, I love showing off my flowers!ReplyDelete
Learning about cups/coronas today from other daffodil fans. Dazzling against the I wanna say purple coneflowers?ReplyDelete
A unusual combination of spring and summer flowers. We never see them flowering at the same moment! Groetjes HettyReplyDelete
♥ly greetings from Germany
I like the little blue daisy very much.ReplyDelete
The yellow flower too.
We call them Osterglocken (easterbells)!!
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.
I have a lot of the Felicias in my garden too!ReplyDelete
Wow, what a gorgeous photo. The colors are striking!ReplyDelete
Yellow and purple is such a pretty combination for flowers!ReplyDelete
I love the blue one, last year a had them in my garden too.ReplyDelete
Such a loveley color!
Have a happy weekend, dear Nick!
I love the combination of colors. Very beautiful.ReplyDelete
Wunderfull.....i like the picture....ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend Jen
A real pretty color combination Nick. Beautiful flowers!ReplyDelete
Heisann.... spring once more, just past here, wonderful flowers!ReplyDelete
Have anice weekend!
Such an unexpected and appealing combination!ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers !!ReplyDelete