Swan River Daisy

Swan River Daisy

Light:

Sun

Type:

Annual

Height:

1 to 3 feet

Width:

12-18 inches wide

Flower Color:

Blue

Seasonal Features:

Summer Bloom

Problem Solvers:

Drought Tolerant,
Groundcover

Special Features:

Attracts Birds,
Fragrance,
Good for Containers,
Low Maintenance

how to grow Swan River Daisy

Propagation

Seed

plant Swan River Daisy with

Gazania

Gazania

This tough plant endures poor soil, baked conditions, and drought beautifully and still produces bold-color, daisylike flowers from summer to frost.A perennial in Zones 9-11 — the hottest parts of the country — gazania is grown as an annual elsewhere and blooms from mid-summer to frost. A summer plant often grown as an annual, gazania bears boldly colored daisy-shaped flowers from summer to frost. The flowers appear over toothed dark green or silver leaves (the foliage color differs between varieties). They’re great in beds and borders and containers, too.Plant established seedlings outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. Do not fertilize, and keep soil on the dry side.

Geranium

Geranium

Geraniums have been a gardener’s favorite for well over a century. The old-fashioned standard for beds, borders, and containers, geranium is still one of the most popular plants today. Traditional bedding types love hot weather and hold up well to dry conditions; many offer colorful foliage. Regal, also called Martha Washington, geraniums are more delicate-looking and do better in the cool conditions of spring and fall.Though most geraniums are grown as annuals, they are perennials in Zones 10-11. Bring them indoors to overwinter, if you like, then replant outdoors in spring. Or they can bloom indoors all year long if they get enough light.

Lisianthus

Lisianthus

Lisianthus flowers make people ooh and ahh. Some varieties of this annual look like a blue rose. It’s such an elegant flower you’d never guess it’s native to American prairies. And lisianthus is one of the best cut flowers — it will last in the vase for 2 to 3 weeks.Lisianthus can be challenging to grow. They’re extremely tricky to grow from seed, so start with established seedlings. Plant them in rich, well-drained soil in full sun after all danger of frost has passed. Keep moist but do not overwater. Taller varieties of lisianthus often need staking to keep their long stems from breaking, but newer dwarf varieties are more carefree.

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