Friday, May 18, 2012

What Is It That Daisies Don't Tell?

Daisies don't tell is a line from a song from a hundred years ago. Daisies add a shape in the garden that complements spiky blooms and tall plants with trumpet shaped blooms.

Gerbera jamesonii. This particular flower is a very old cultivar, likely
a species daisy. Note the single row of very pointed petals and pink center
unlike today's hybrids. These were first here about 1970.

 A small Shasta daisy, seedgrow.

Echinacea purpura
Purple coneflower is attractive to butterflies early in the season.

Black eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta also called Gloriosa Daisies. Sometimes they have a mahogany strip on the petals near the centers.
Stokesia laevis is native to the Southeast.

Ratibida columnifera, dancing here in a line.

Gaillardia and Coreopsis planted in February are not yet blooming in the garden.

What Daisies are in your garden and what do they tell?


  1. I enjoyed seeing all your daisies. So many of what you have (coneflowers) just don't like central Fl humidity. I do have the stokes aster though it's not blooming right now, and a purple-eyed osteospermum which is still putting out a few blooms but I'm sure will be sitting out the summer months. Looked over your previous post with the Oakleaf hydrangeas - beautiful!

  2. Very pretty...Shasta, Gerbera, Blackfoot,....right now they probably want a drink!

  3. Lovely daisies Nell.

    Can't grow coneflowers down here.

    I don't have any daisies that I know of. They are happy blooms.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

  4. Dimorphotheca, Euryops, Felicia, Argyranthemum, Gazania. Yes, I have daisies. Blue Felicia tells me happiness is a daisy.


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