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Growing the African Daisy

Updated on May 1, 2017

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.

Growing African Daisies

African Daisy


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      Audrey Hunt 9 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      African Daisies are some of my favorite flowers. Thanks for the hints and tips. I'll use these.

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      flashmakeit 9 months ago from usa

      Perspycacious thank you so much for the comment. It was beautiful and it inspired me to write more.

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      Demas W Jasper 9 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      How nice it is to see you back here again! Where were you "flowering" in the meantime?

      Teaching folks to grow beautiful flowers is surely one way to make the world a more beautiful place, but it will take a lot of plantings to make up for some very mean people who are around these days.