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Blue marguerite

Felicia amelloides

Imagine the hue of the sky on a crisp spring day, and you'll have the color of blue marguerite's petals in mind. This South African native is hardy in Zones 10-11 and is commonly grown as an annual, adding a surprising splash of blue to containers, beds, and borders. Pair it with yellow-flowering plants, such as yellow calibrachoas, to highlight its bright yellow center.

Blue marguerite grows best in full sun and well-drained soil. It does not do well in the hot, humid conditions of the Deep South. Take cuttings in fall, and root them in moist potting soil. Overwinter plants in a bright window, and replant in spring.

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Part Sun, Sun

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1 to 3 feet

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To 2 feet wide

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10-11

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plant blue marguerite with

Calibrachoa
Calibrachoa will trail over the edge of a container, while blue marguerite stands tall in the center of the pot. Choose a complementary or contrasting hue.
Dichondra
A perfect container pairing, dichondra and blue marguerite create a lush planting that keeps its stellar looks for months.
Marigold
Complement the blue marguerite's bright yellow center with a nearby planting of easy-to-grow marigolds.
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