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20 Types of Daisies to Bring Amazing Color to Your Garden

Daisies are beautiful flowers that make the perfect addition to any home garden. There are so many unique and interesting types of daisies from classic white to rainbow shades. If you like daisies, you won’t want to miss learning about these 20 different daisies, many of which you can grow at home!

AN informal bouquet of Engish daisies.

Dahlberg Daisies

Dahlberg Daisies are little pieces of sunshine. The plants have deep green, fern-like foliage with small yellow to orange flowers that are cheery and sunny. They are most often grown as ornamental plants.

Yellow Dahlberg daisies, one of the many types of daisies.

Flowers bloom in spring and summer, adding beautiful, sunny color and a citrusy fragrance to your garden beds.

In most climates, Dahlberg Daisies are annuals, meaning you’ll plant fresh flowers each year. If your area has very mild winters, Dahlberg Daisies are perennial and will come back again the next spring. They do best in dry climates.

Shasta Daisies

Shasta Daisies are one of the most classic types of daisies. The flowers have bright white petals surrounding soft, yellow centers. The petals are long and thin and the foliage is dark green with sturdy stems holding up plentiful blooms.

Shasta daisies in a garden.

Shasta Daisies are perennial in much of the United States. If you live in USDA zone four through nine, you can grow Shasta Daisies as Perennials. Otherwise, you can grow them as annuals.

Bees and butterflies love Shasta Daisies. They are the perfect choice for attracting pollinators to your garden.

Shasta Daisies are excellent as cut flowers. They can stay fresh for a week or more when used in floral arrangements.

Oxeye Daisies

Oxeye Daisies are another classic daisy flower. They have dark green foliage with scalloped leaves. The flowers are small, usually around one to two and a half inches across, with white petals and sunny yellow centers.

Closeup of Oxeye Daisies

Oxeye Daisies bloom from late spring to mid-summer. They are aggressive growers and often grow as wildflowers.

Both the leaves and flowers of Oxeye Daisies are edible. The leaves have a peppery flavor similar to arugula. The flowers make a beautiful addition to salads and are perfect for decorating cakes and cupcakes.

Chocolate Daisies

Chocolate Daisies are very unique types of daisies with a distinct scent that smells like, you guessed it…chocolate! Their scent is strongest from early to mid-morning.

Closeup of a single chocolate daisy flower.

Despite the name, they are actually classified as sunflowers but they look similar to daisies with their small, two-inch yellow blooms.

Chocolate daisies are also edible. The blooms taste a bit like unsweetened cocoa powder.

Chocolate Daisies are native to Mexico and the southwestern United States where they frequently grow as wildflowers. They have a long blooming period, producing blooms from spring all the way until frost.

Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera Daisies come in a wide array of colors including red, white, yellow, pink, purple, and orange. The blooms are large and cheerful, usually four to five inches wide.

Gerbera daisies in a garden.

Gerbera Daisies are relatively easy to grow if you have good soil conditions. They do best in warm climates but are often grown as annuals in cooler areas.

Gerbera Daisies are native to South Africa and are one of the most popular types of daisies in the United States. You’ll often see these lovely flowers for sale in flower shops and garden centers.

Marguerite Daisies

Marguerite Daisies come in a multitude of colors. The most common colors are white, yellow, and light pink. They are native to the Canary Islands where they grow especially beautiful and fragrant.

White Marguerite daisies against a blue sky.

All Marguerite Daisies have long, thin petals surrounding a soft, yellow center. They are similar in size and shape to Shasta Daisies, though Shasta’s only come in white and the plants have a slightly different shape.

Marguerite Daisies love cool weather and will bloom the most in spring and fall. They will bloom throughout the summer in areas with cooler summer temperatures.

Blue Marguerite Daisies

Blue Marguerite Daisies are a unique variety of Marguerite Daisies with a beautiful, blue color.

Closeup of blue marguerite daisies.

The flowers grow on bushy plants that are around one to three feet high. The lovely blue flowers are usually around one to two inches across.

Blue Marguerite Daisies are perfect for attracting beneficial pollinators to your garden. Butterflies especially love the bright, distinct color of blue marguerite Daisies.

Native to South Africa, the Blue Marguerite Daisy is one of the most unique types of daisies on our list with its intriguing blue color.

Florist’s Daisies

With the scientific name of Chrysanthemum morifolium, Florist’s Daisies are most commonly known simply as “‘mums.”

Vase arrangement of pink florist's daisies.

Florist’s Daisies come in a variety of colors including yellow, white, pink, burgundy, and orange. The plants are thick and bushy with sturdy stems and long serrated leaves. The daisy petals unfurl from the center as the buds open.

These cheerful daisies bloom in late summer to early fall and are frequently used for decorating.

The flowers of Florist’s Daisies are edible but the leaves are toxic. Florist Daisy plants have been cultivated for their medicinal properties for hundreds of years. In traditional Chinese medicine, Florist’s Daisies are used to treat a number of ailments including eye problems, skin blemishes, and anxiety.

Butter Daisies

Butter Daisies have small, sunny yellow flowers with vibrant orange centers and bright green foliage. The leaves are thick and slightly fuzzy.

Butter daisies in a garden.

This beautiful daisy is perfect for adding low maintenance color to your garden

Butter Daisies are easy to grow, requiring very little attention and care. They are native to Central and South America and the Caribbean. They thrive in warm, humid climates and bloom throughout the summer months from late spring until the first frost of late fall.

Once established, they are very drought tolerant and require little to no maintenance making them a perfect choice for gardeners who want to enjoy beautiful flowers without a lot of work.

Coneflower Daisies

Also known as echinacea, Coneflower Daisies are large flowers with cone-shaped centers. The petals fan away from the center, making the cone-like center appear to pop up in the middle.

Purple coneflowers in a garden.

Coneflower Daisies come in many different colors including white, pink, purple, red, yellow, and orange. The plants are large, growing to between two and four feet tall with plentiful blooms.

Coneflower Daisies are native to the Eastern United States. They are commonly used medicinally to treat a variety of ailments including colds, infections, and flu.

The flowers are edible and are sometimes brewed into tea.

Aster Daisies

Aster Daisies come in many colors including white, blue, red, purple, pink, white, and yellow. They typically have yellow centers. The star-shaped blooms are small, with a multitude of long, thin petals.

A planter of blue aster daisies.

The plants can grow anywhere from one to six feet tall depending on the specific variety. They are grown all throughout the world and commonly grow as wildflowers in many areas.

Aster Daisies are late-blooming types of daisies, blooming from late summer to early fall. They are a great option for adding color to your garden after other flowers have begun to fade.

Swan River Daisies

Swan River Daisies come in many beautiful colors including lavender, pink, blue, and white. The centers can be brown, yellow, or black.

Purple African daisies.

Swan River Daisy plants have bright green foliage with small, fine, feathery leaves. They grow in a mound that is 12 to 18 inches tall. The flowers are small, usually about one inch wide.

Swan River Daisies are native to Western Australia and are grown in the United States most often as an annual. These delicate flowers are easy to grow and would make a lovely addition to a butterfly garden.

Gaillardia Daisies

Sometimes called blanket flowers, Gaillardia Daisies are beautiful flowers with bright showy blooms in vibrant colors of red, orange, and yellow. They have long stems making them perfect for cut-flower bouquets.

Brightly colored gaillardia daisies.

The plants are bushy and mounding with gray-green foliage. They grow to be between one and three feet tall with plentiful two to three-inch blooms. The flowers are long-lasting giving beautiful color to your flower beds throughout the summer months.

Native to the Southwestern United States, Gaillardia Daisies are perennial in USDA hardiness zones three through nine. They are short-lived perennials, meaning they will come back for two to three years before they’ll need to be replanted.

Cape Daisies

Cape Daisies come in several different colors including yellow, white, pink, and orange, each having a dark brown to black center.

White cape daisies.

The centers can be small or large, depending on the variety. When the centers are large, Cape Daisies look a bit like small sunflowers with their long thin petals. The foliage is gray-green and velvety soft to the touch.

Cape Daisies are what is known as a tender perennial, meaning they are perennial in zones that don’t get frost. In areas with cold winters, Cape Daisies are grown as an annual plant.

Crown Daisies

Crown Daisies are another type of edible daisy plant. The attractive flowers are ornamental, while the leaves and stems are edible. The fine, green leaves are high in antioxidants and have many health benefits including promoting bone and cardiovascular health.

Closeup of a crown daisy.

The flowers are white with pale yellow tips surrounding a bright yellow center. Crown Daisies are the perfect choice for adding a healthy edible plant to your garden that is also beautiful and colorful.

Painted Daisies

Painted Daisies are one of the most colorful types of daisies, coming in many vibrant shades including yellow, red, pink, and purple.

Closeup of pink painted daisy flowers.

The flowers have long thin petals that can be up to three inches long and small, yellow centers. The plants are bushy with dark green, fern-like foliage.

Painted Daisies make a beautiful addition to any garden. They are perennial in much of the United States and bloom from mid-spring to late summer.

Livingstone Daisies

Livingstone Daisies are stunning flowers that come in many beautiful colors with both soft and vibrant shades including yellow, white, peach, pink, and red. They have very thin, long petals surrounding small, brown centers.

Multi-colored Livingstone daisies.

Some Livingstone daisy varieties come in just one color, while others will have multiple colors on the same bloom like orange fading to peachy yellow at the center, or hot pink tips fading to white.

Their foliage is bright green and spreads easily. Livingstone Daisies are grown as an annual all throughout the world.

African Daisies

African Daisies are truly some of the most beautiful types of daisies with their rainbow colors in stunning shades. African Daisies come in many unique color combinations including yellow and purple and pink and orange.

Purple striped African daisies.

Native to South Africa, the original species of African Daisies have white petals with blueish centers. African Daisies have been cultivated and bred to come in a variety of colors in both single and dual shades.

African Daisies bloom in late spring to early summer, then again in late summer to early fall. They don’t like hot weather and usually don’t bloom in summer unless you live in a place where summer temperatures are milder.

Gloriosa Daisies

Also known as Black-Eyed Susan’s, Gloriosa Daisies have long, medium-thin petals with small, round, brown centers. The petals can range from light or dark yellow to reddish-brown.

Gloriosa daisy flowers.

The long stems make Gloriosa Daisies perfect for cut-flower bouquets. The flowers are long-lasting and bloom from summer to early fall. They are deer resistant and perfect for attracting pollinators.

Despite the name, Gloriosa Daisies are actually a variety of sunflowers. They are grown throughout North America and in some parts of China.

English Daisies

English Daisies are small, delicate flowers with very thin, almost spiky-looking petals. The buds have a somewhat spherical shape with small yellow centers that open up and become flatter the more they open.

Pink an white English daisies.

The flowers are usually about an inch across but can be slightly larger or smaller. The petals close during the night and open to the sun.

English Daisies come in a range of white, pink, and red shades. They are easy to grow and make a beautiful addition to your flower beds.

Which Type of Daisy is your Favorite?

With so many interesting types of daisies, it can be hard to choose a favorite! If you can’t decide, don’t worry, you can still enjoy all the types of daisies without playing favorites.

An informal arrangement of dark pink daisies.

To learn about growing your own daisies, check out this article on how to care for daisies. For even more daisy articles, check out the daisies section on the blog.