Blue Daisy, Kingfisher Daisy
Felicia amoena 'Variegata'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Felicia (fel-ISS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: amoena (am-oh-EN-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Leesville, Louisiana

Kalama, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 28, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant can be grown for its foliage with the bonus of flowers. Provide it with a well drained soil with regular watering. Be sure not to over water this plant. pokerboy.

Neutral

On Oct 7, 2001, Baa wrote:

Annual or short lived perennial from South Africa.

Has small, linear soft, slightly hairy leaves. Bears solitary, light blue, daisy like flowers with a yellow centre.

Flowers June to September, but has not stopped flowering in the 3 years I have grown it even in the depths of winter in a frost free greenhouse.

Likes sharply drained, poorsih soil in full sun. Will not tolerate dampness nor frost and is hardy only down to 37 F so requires a frost free situation for winter.