The ever beautiful African Daisy


An annual plant completes its life cycle in the span of one growing season. This means they germinate from seed, grow, flower, set seed and then die; usually spring to fall. Some annuals thrive in cool weather and complete their life cycle Fall to Spring. According to Lowes.com/plants where this is listed as plant number L11796 it states that the African Daisy can be used as a tender perennial (coming back year after year) in mild winter areas of the country where temperatures rarely dip below 32°F for long periods of time. In extremely cold winter areas plants can be dug up, potted, and brought indoors to overwinter and replanted the next year. It’s a tender perennial in my area of Long Beach, CA.

You can read more about this plant at:  Lowe’s Plant Guide

I captured this shot from my sisters flower bed where these grow in the hundreds.

On another note it’s hard for me to believe that we are in growing zone 10 so I checked it again at a different website than last time and it confirms – here in 90815 we are in growing zone 10.

CHECK YOUR GROWING ZONE HERE

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11 responses to this post.

  1. love your blog today! i just learned about these flowers in my plant I.D. class. Cute photos of you and your Dad too on you “about me” page. Happy Gardening.

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    • Thank you so much 🙂 I appreciate your kinds words and good luck in your studies! If you learn anything real cool and interesting please be sure to come back and let us know! 🙂

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  2. I love those blooms! A fantastic colour! I love the varieties and shades they come out with every year, although I tend to err towards the purples.

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  3. I not only love love love your blog, but I also LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos!
    You’re a woman of many talents!

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  4. I love these, and hope that they will also be tender perennials here in N. Florida as well. I have the apricot colored ones, and most recently saw some amazing deep red ones that I had to pass up due to lack of space, but I have a few plants that aren’t looking so good right now so I may use them as replacements. Hope all is well in your garden, I will be posting a new blog entry later today myself.

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    • Can’t wait for your update 🙂 To keep those daisy’s alive and well it seems to really help to deadhead — I am sure you know what that is but for anyone who doesn’t: you snip off the top (head) the flower part after it dies – on all the dead heads so the plant no longer focuses on that head and focuses on new heads — it really helps the plant stay healthy and beautiful!

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  5. Posted by Anonymous on April 20, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Do you have any suggestions for how to make sure these bloom in August? My son is getting married in our backyard and it would be splendid! We are in San Diego.

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  6. Posted by nita on November 7, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I love the african daisy

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  7. Posted by libby on November 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Awesome website

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