Daisies, if you think about it, are one of the most well known and sought after flowers that are available to gardeners all across the globe. The beauty of this flower is that there are many different varieties of this plants that allow for many different colors and styles to complete your garden. One such variety of that of the African Daisy, which have such a unique look to them that they almost seem fabricated in a sense. In this article, we are going to give you and inside look at the African Daisy, as well as some tips and tricks hat can help you to grow them in your own garden as well. With that said, let’s get started with our closer look at the African Daisy.
What Makes African Daisies Unique?
African Daisies have a look that is truly all their own — In fact, there are many that at first glance will believe that the petals themselves have been painted or sprayed with something to give them their tinted coloration. However, this is far from the truth. The African daisies are completely naturally colored, and can come in a variety of different colors as well. Other than their differing colors, the African daisies have the same look and appeal as any other daisy you will see in nurseries, and grow to be about a foot tall with excellent care. In the next portion of our article, we will go a little more in depth as to what the care and maintenance for these flowers looks like, and how to help them grow vividly in your garden.
How To Care For African Daisies
When it comes to care, it is a pretty basic routine as with the majority of other flowers and foliage in your garden. These flowers actually tolerate hotter temperatures and less watering once they have matured and established themselves in the garden; However, it is the best option to water them at least once a week for them to grow healthy. They also need to be planted in an area that gets a great deal of sunshine and bright light. They are plants that will typically close up once he sun goes down, and reopen with the sunlight once again the next day. They also thrive best in climates that have more mild, even cooler temperature as compared to those with extreme heat and humidity.
When it comes to pruning your African Daisy plants, you can de-head, or pick off, the flowers that are spent. However, this is not something that is completely necessary for the growth and development of the foliage over time. One more piece of advice that we can offer is that of pest control. In some cases, the African Daisy plants can attract some unwanted visitors to your home or garden. This can include the likes of groundhogs, who favor the taste of the plants, as well as other types of insects that can also infest the area over time. Other than that, these flowers are a true beauty to have in your garden during the spring and summer months.
Finally, you will want to make sure that you do your research when picking out the plants and or seeds that you want. Some African Daisy plants are sterile, meaning they won’t produce seeds to regenerate in the next season. You can still find seeds and plants that produce seed, but keep in mind that you may not always get the same color that you had before, as the majority of African daisies are also hybrids. That is why it is important to do your research prior and ask you local nursery, especially you are wanting the same coloration each season.
African Daisies, to say the least, can make an exceptional addition to your garden and yard. While it can be a trick to find other flowers and foliage to go along with the unique coloring of the daisies themselves, they are definitely worth it once they are planted — Not to mention there are also many different varieties of the African Daisies themselves. They are also quite easy to maintain once they are in the ground, making them a plant that is worth looking into when planning your garden for these warm months ahead. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding planting African daisies in your garden this year, you can find more information on the plant online as well as at your local nursery.