Felicia aethiopica / Blue Marguerite / Seeds

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Felicia aethiopica / Blue Marguerite / Seeds

A lovely spreading evergreen perennial with lots of sky blue flowers with yellow centres in late spring to mid summer.  Plants grow to a height of 50 100cm and are great for borders, edging, ground cover and containers.  They grow well in stonewalls and tolerate windier coastal sites. These plants are just-hardy for the UK and great for warmer Mediterranean gardens.


Felicia originates in the Cape Floral Kingdom of South Africa, where the plants grow in drifts along the slopes of Table Mountain. They grow best in full sun and well drained soils and are drought and wind tolerant once established.  The flowers attract lots of pollinators

 

Pack of 50 seeds.  Sow anytime,typically spring to autumn, with autumn seedlings needing protection in a greenhouse over the first winter.  Plants can be grown as annuals for colder gardens. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

   

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Hardiness Hardy to half hardy evergreen perennial
Flowers May/June to August
Height 50 - 100cm
Spread 30 - 60cm
Conditions  Full sun and well drained soils
Sow

Sow in spring to autumn in a tray of seed compost.  Cover very lightly with compost and keep at about 18C.  Germination takes 2-4 weeks.  Plant out into the garden or containers after the last frost in a well-drained sunny spot.

Grow Plants flower for a prolonged period from late spring into summer.  They are evergreen and can be tidied up and trimmed back lightly in autumn after flowering.  Take stem cuttings from non-flowering stems in early summer.