Felicia amelloides

Water Needs

low

Felicia amelloides
Groundcover
Blue Marguerite

60 x 60 cm

Size

Light Conditions

sun

Frost

hardy

Flowers

Blue; white; September - March; spring summer autumn

sun; roof gardens; container; grassland; walls; rockery; slope bank; sandy soils; paving; wildlife bees insects butterflies; narrow spaces; clay soils;

Garden Situation

Habitat

fynbos; coastal eastern cape; urban streets

Region

western cape; thicket

Rain Season

Summer; winter

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Description

There is little to rival this particular shade of blue around the garden, and its success, popularity, and worldwide fame have been immortalised by the philately world, first appearing on a South African postage stamp in 2003. Performing best in the day-long sun it retains a soft, mounding form well suited to border edges, banks, and rockeries, or spread throughout the bed. Make use of this mounding habit to create a textural interest around spiky plants as a change to a typical expansive sweep of cover. Mature height is 30 – 45 cm x 50 cm, its rapid growth ensuring first season flowering from spring to autumn. The Blue Marguerite thrives in windy places, and sandy soils, is water-wise and tolerates a moderate frost. The white form, ‘Alba’ is a most attractive slightly smaller cultivar.

Felicia amelloides
Felicia amelloides