20 Types of Daisy Flowers (with Pictures)
When most people imagine daisies, images of dainty, white flowers immediately pop into their mind. Although this certainly is a daisy, there are many other daisy types to know. There are plenty of other daisies that are colorful, bright, and guaranteed to liven up any garden.
If you are thinking about adding daisies to your garden this spring, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will learn about the 20 most common and most colorful daisies. Any one of these daisies would look beautiful just about anywhere.
Let’s get started.
The 20 Types of Daisys
1. African Daisy
Starting this list off with one of the most beautiful daisies, the African daisy comes with large colorful petals. These perennials often have pink, red, orange, or yellow petals. The flowers also offer a lot of ground cover if provided enough sunlight.
2. Aster Daisy
The Aster daisy is a perfect flower to plant if you want to attract bees and other pollinators. These daisies tend to grow at the end of summer all the way through autumn. Unlike most other daisies, the Aster grows in cool and moist areas.
3. Blue Marguerite
The Blue Marguerite is native to South Africa. Its petals are a sky-blue color offset by its bright yellow center. It grows wonderfully in mild summer temperatures.
4. Butter Daisy
The Butter daisy is super cute. The dainty flowers pop from their dark green foliage. The Butter daisy is a favorite among many household gardens because they are super easy to grow and add a lot of life and happiness to the area.
5. Cape Daisy
The Cape daisy is one of the best daisy types for attracting bees. One of the most popular colors for Cape daisies is a rich purple, but can also be yellow or white. Cape daisies grow in bushes that can be up to four feet tall.
6. Chocolate Daisy
The Chocolate daisy is unique because it looks more like a sunflower than a daisy to the untrained eye. The petals are very large and have yellow and chocolate colors on the leaves. The Chocolate daisy is native to Mexico, Texas, and Colorado, making it a drought-resistant variety.
One of the most common flower types is the chrysanthemum, but very few people realize that this is a daisy. The chrysanthemum is gorgeous and can grow to be super tall. Plus, you can use its foliage to make all kinds of delicious teas.
8. Common Daisy
The Common daisy is the daisy that most people think of wind discussing this flower. It often blooms between April and June and is often white, but it can be pink, red, or blue. You will sometimes hear the Common daisy referred to as the English daisy or Lawn daisy.
9. Coneflower Daisy
The Coneflower daisy gets its name because its flower head is spiky and cone-like. Its cone-like head is emphasized because its petals droop downwards. Because the head is exposed so easily, Coneflower Daisies are great for pollinators, but they need protection from rainfall.
10. Crown Daisy
The Crown daisy has a lot more foliage than the others. It is often used in Asian cuisine because the annual plant is edible. This daisy tends to grow in mild to even cold temperatures.
11. Curly Leaf Daisy
The Curly Leaf daisy is one of the most visually interesting daisy types. It gets its name because its bright yellow petals end up rolling underneath themselves. This makes the daisy look like it has a ton of texture and personality. You can grow the Curly Leaf daisy in sandy or rocky areas.
12. Dahlberg Daisy
The Dahlberg daisy almost looks like the mixture between a daisy and a buttercup. It has a fragrant smell, and it grows in bushes. You can expect to find the Dahlberg daisy in the heat of the summer.
13. Desert Star Daisy
The Desert Star daisy is an annual plant that is native to Mexico and the southwest United States. The daisy thrives in desert light climates that include dry and hot temperatures. Unlike other daisies, this flower has a very short stem, making it look almost level to the ground.
14. Florist’s Daisy
As its name suggests, the Florist’s daisy is a favorite among florists. The reason for this is that the flower has many layers of petals that lay on top of one another, almost like a pompom. You can find Florist’s daisies at professional florists or in the florist section of grocery stores.
15. Gerbera Daisy
We could write an entire article on the Gerbera daisy. There are over 40 types of the Gerbera daisy, meaning it comes in practically all colors of the rainbow. It’s a favorite daisy to grow among gardeners because you can easily grow it from seed.
16. Gloriosa Daisy
Gloriosa daisies, sometimes called Black-eyed Susans, are perfect for home gardens. They don’t take much to grow and can be grown from seeds. They are a great way to attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators to your home.
17. Livingstone Daisy
The Livingstone daisy is one of the most gorgeous daisies on this list. All Livingstone daisies have darker centers, but their petals are bright yellow, pink, orange, or white. These daisies are even tolerant to sea salt and a variety of other conditions, making them perfect for gardens around the ocean.
18. Marguerite Daisy
The Marguerite daisy is much like the Blue Marguerite Daisy. The only difference is that it has white petals instead of sky-blue petals. This daisy requires warm temperatures and a lot of sunlight, much like its native Spanish Canary Islands.
19. Painted Daisy
The Painted daisy has become very popular because it is brightly colored, often red or pink, and can attract butterflies and other pollinators. It certainly is a great choice if you are looking for loud and cheerful daisies!
20. Shasta Daisy
The Shasta daisy looks a lot like the Common daisy, but it is much larger. These flowers grow in bushes and the bushes can even grow to be three by two feet in size. Despite their large size, Shasta daisies are incredibly low maintenance.
Final Thoughts: Types of Daisies
Instead of going with the same old flowers you plant every year, add a lot of color to your garden by choosing one of the daisies above. Most of these daisies are relatively easy to grow, if you select a daisy that matches your temperature zone and garden. Happy planting!
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