Daisy Daises a 20,000 Strong Family

Daisy Daises a 20,000 Strong Family


One gardeners Daisy is another gardeners weed. This Ox- Eye daisy is made up from numerous white ray flowers surrounding a bright yellow disk flower or florets the outer white petals are common in many daisies. Bellis perennis is the common daisy growing in meadows and many lawns. Lots of children will be familiar with the Daisy chains made by linking flowers together.

More exotic daisy plants can be discovered in this comprehensive guide.

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Daisies are from the Asteraceae or Compositae family that has over 20,000 species from over 1500 genera that includes the Asters, Senicio and Sunflowers.


Daisies are a large family of flowering plants called Compositae or Astereacea that includes the Dandelion, and the better garden flowers of Rudbeckia, Gaillardia, Aster, Echinacea, Coreopsis, Rudbeckia  and Osteospermum amongst other species . Perhaps one of the favourite garden flowers in the family is the Sunflower.


This Ox-eye Daisy or Chrysanthemum leucanthemum is a large Daisy with flowering stems up to three feet high. It is free flowering and self seeds or can be split in Autumn. The flowers, from June to September are good for cutting. Also known as a Marguerite.

Shasta Daisy ‘Silver Princess’, and Mesembryanthemum are colourful daisy flowers from the southern hemisphere that are doing particularly well over here.

Bellis perennis

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