Econo Pack Felicia amelloides
Econo Pack Felicia amelloides – Waterwise evergreen groundcover. Rounded, bushy growth with deep blue flowers. They are suitable to plant en masse in large landscapes. Plant in full sun. Also known as Blue daisy, indigenous to South Africa.
Felicia amelloides catches the eye wherever it is planted, with its striking sky-blue and sunny yellow flowerheads, held well above the leaves. South Africa has been blessed with many felicias, several of which make excellent garden plants. This species is one of the best. Apart from its beauty, this plant has many advantages. It is hardy, fast growing, long-flowering and long-lived, more or less frost- and wind-resistant, needs only moderate water and little care. It is also readily available from nurseries. As blue is a difficult colour to get into a garden, this is definitely a plant that will draw attention.
The blue felicia or blue marguerite daisy (Felicia amelloides) is one of the few blue-flowered plants that makes an outstanding ornamental garden plant. Ever since this small shrub was first introduced to Europe in the middle of the 18th century, it has always been fashionable. In temperate climates it is grown as a perennial, with a typical lifespan of about five years. In countries with a cold winter the blue felicia is treated as a long-flowering summer annual, and is particularly popular as a window box or container plant.