Growing the African Daisy
The African Daisy
The African Daisy has a fascinating history that goes back to the ancient Egyptian gardens near temples. Sometimes Egyptians used this flower to treat illness. The flower produces an abundant amount of brilliantly colored flowers that attract butterflies closing at night or on a dark cloudy day and opens in the morning with fragrant leaves. There are few insects that like to eat the African daisies although there are a few bugs the Aphids, Whiteflies, and Earwigs love to taste juicy leaves of this plant. Of course, you will need to kill the slugs technically is not an insect. The African Daisy may grow from 1 to 6 feet, with colorful 2 to 3-inch blooms. Grown as an annual blooming from summer to frost in most hardiness zones except zone 10 and 11 where it grows as a perennial.