Do you love florals, especially the cheery bold natural colors found in daisies? Then stay and learn why the blue marguerite daisy is sure to steal your heart and deserves a place in your garden this year.
You can expect to find blue marguerite daisies as perfect garden plants, used to help brighten up flower beds, add natural color to your deck or porch, and finally, in gorgeous floral arrangements.
Blue Marguerite daisies are additionally known as ‘dill daisies or ‘marguerites’ and are the best way to cheer up the cloudest days. So, let’s dig deeper into the exciting facts and beauty of this colorful variety of flowers.
History of a Blue Marguerite Daisy
The Blue Marguerite Daisy goes by its scientific name, Felicia Amelloides. It additionally carries many other names, such as a blue kingfisher, flower of happiness, cape aster, or Agathea. Unofficially, Blue Marguerites are known simply as blue daisies.
I found in the eighteenth century, the Blue Marguerite Daisy started its journey initially in Europe and is one of the earliest of its horticultural species.
These flowers are now native to South Africa and are perennials that love the cooler dry climates. You’ll find Marguerites happy and blooming mainly in spring and into early autumn.
Characteristics of the Blue Marguerite Daisy
Size of These Plants
Blue Marguerite Daisy plants grow at rapid rates. The size of a mature Blue Marguerite plant is around one to three feet high and one to two feet in width.
The flower heads are about one to two inches each and give off bunches of bright mini blooms. Do you love butterflies? You’ll be delighted to know that butterflies are highly attracted to these brightly colored blooms.
I think; personally, blue marguerite daisies are one of the prettiest blue shaded flowers available on the market. You’ll love the sweet, vibrant periwinkle blue color in the blue marguerite. These daisies also feature a small bright yellow center!
Growing These Flowers At Home
The Blue Marguerite Daisy will be a great starter plant if you’re new to gardening. These plants are pretty straightforward with their growing requirements.
Plant these flowers nine to twelve inches apart in full sunlight. Thanks to their coloring, Blue Marguerites do well as border plants and are especially showy.
These flowers prefer their space to an extent. If you space these daisies incorrectly, they will take over and choke out surrounding weaker plants. So plant with caution; never crowded!
These bright flowers attract birds, bees, and butterflies. Many gardeners love using Blue Marguerites as beautiful pollinators in their garden.
Plant these flowers mainly in full sunlight and provide shade if the weather gets too hot.
Blue Marguerite Daisies prefer to grow in zones 9 and 10, but find them growing in any climate where summertime is cooler. When planted in hot climates, their blooming slows down; in extreme heat, blooming stops completely.
This flower does so well as long as you place it in well-drained soil. Overall care is minimal, and maintenance couldn’t be easier, and it will grow straight through the typical spring to autumn growing seasons. These types of daisies do very well as potted plants.
Annuals and Perennials
If you live in the USDA zones 9 and 10, they can be grown as a perennial, especially in a tropical climate. However, you’ll typically find the Blue Marguerite Daisy grown as an annual plant in most areas.
These plants are very happy on their own and don’t require fertilizers. You could use homemade compost or a bit of rich manure mixed soil when planting but make sure it’s never compacted. Just maintaining good drainage and loose soil keeps these daisies happy!
Follow a daily watering schedule with these daisy flowers, but be careful never to overwater.
The Blue Marguerite Daisy prefers well-drained soil in cooler dry areas. However, if your soil’s consistency is too wet or the climate is too humid, it will not thrive correctly. To control and maintain consistent moisture, try adding a bit of mulch around your plants.
It’s always a great plan to deadhead and keep your flowers nicely trimmed to help promote their overall success and growth. These flowers will not require pruning.
Plants That Pair Well With Blue Marguerite Daisies
These beautiful blue flowers with yellow centers are great on their own. However, if you’d like to group them, they blend well with many other garden plants, such as the ones below. I recommend pairing them with white florals or plants with muted green or silver foliage for an exquisite look in your garden!
Here are a handful of my personal suggestions:
- Sweet Alyssums
- Dusty Millers
- Million Bells
Where Can You Buy Blue Marguerite Daisies?
You should be able to find these flowers at your local nurseries, home improvement stores, and garden centers.
If you have trouble finding them, quickly grow these daisies from seeds six weeks before the last frost, and they’ll grow beautifully. When first planted, give the Blue Marguerite Daisy shade before exposing them to full sun. Be cautious with the amount of sun you expose them to; these plants are not fans of heat!
Online Plant Purchasing
During my research, I found these flowers can be purchased online here and here if you prefer to buy plants online. Before ordering, remember these flowers are popular and usually widely available, so check out your local stores first.
Significance of Daisies
I love the meaning and joy behind daisies. Daises signify new beginnings and innocence. But, they also bring joy and simplicity, making them the perfect flower to add to your garden after these past few years!
Use These Blue Daisies As “The Perfect Gift”
These bright, cheery daises would make the perfect gift. I recommend planting them in a terra cotta pot or rustic pail. I can guarantee Blue Marguerite Daisies presented this way would bring happiness to anyone’s life!
If you have an anniversary coming up, these flowers mean love. I found that daisies are the traditional flower of choice for fifth wedding anniversaries in my research.
Wrapping Up The Blue Marguerite Daisy
Now that you’ve learned all about these gorgeous cheery flowers, do you plan to add them to your garden or spaces this season? I know they’re on my list of plants to buy this year!
We’ve now discussed their history, characteristics, coloring, and where you can get started growing these beauties. We think adding these timeless flowers to your gardens and decor this season is an easy choice!
There are so many daisy varieties in different colors and sizes. To learn about other daisies for your garden, read our daisy blog posts.