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Felicia amelloides (Blue Daisy, Blue Felicia)

Type Alpine, Bedding Plants & Tender Perennials, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading arching
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost tender, Tender Exotic
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Felicia amelloides Description

Felicia is a perennial sub shrub that is commonly grown as an annual plant in the UK, where it will rapidly spread and cover open ground, producing masses of sky blue daisy like flowers throughout the summer months. If grown as an annual young plants will need regular watering as they establish, especially if grown in containers. If you are lucky enough to have over wintered plants, then they will benefit from a spring feed with a general purpose granular fertilizer to boost growth and flowering.

Felicia amelloides - Cultivation Notes

This half hardy native to South Africa can overwinter during mild winters or overwintered under cold glass, however it is often panted as an summer annual, either at the front of a bed or in containers or baskets. It is best planted in fertile well drained soils, in sunny sheltered locations either in beds of baskets.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Felicia amelloides:

  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Felicia amelloides

  • Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas

Design & Plant Use for Felicia amelloides:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
  • Annual bedding plant ideal for quick seasonal colour
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Tender exotic plant ideal for a sheltered urban garden in full sun
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Common Missspellings: Falicia, Filecia, Felicea, Falicea

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