Scientific name - Felicia amelloides
Genus Felicia was named the Cassini AHG in 1818 by Felix, a German official at Regensburg who died in 1846.
Felicia amelloides first cinerary amelloides was named by Linnaeus in 1763 and in 1894 named Felicia amelloides.
Popular names - blue felicia bush, shrubby Felicia Blue Marguerite, Paris Daisy, bloumagriet, Blouse-asterjie.
Distribution and Habitat - grows in coastal regions of Cape Province (South Africa), up to 1000 m altitude.
Description - evergreen undergrowth, 30-60 x 50 cm, highly branched stem. Leaves opposite, linear to ovata, whole, Sesi. Calatidiu blossom, terminal, 3.5 cm diameter. Blooms in May-June.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerant - wind and drought.
Requirements - sandy soil with organic matter adaus, well-drained, prefers morning sun and afternoon shade.
Management - Past flowers are clipped to encourage new flourishing.
Propagation - by seeds and seedlings in the spring.
Diseases and pests -
Cultivars and varieties - 'Astrid Thomas' blue flowers, 'Monstrosa' flowers than 7 cm in diameter, 'Santa Anita Variegata' stipelate green leaves and white, 3-5 cm in diameter, 'Variegata' leaves with white edges.
Properties and Uses -
Myth, Legend and Folklore -
Allan M. Armitage - Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials and Half-Hardy Perennials - Timber Press, 2001
David S. MacKenzie - Timber Press Pocket Guide to Ground Covers - Timber Press, 2006
Shane Smith, Marjorie Leggitt - Greenhouse Gardener's Companion - Fulcrum, 2000
Trees and shrubs
Evergreen tree, 10-40 m height, 3 m. Branches culture clocks or easy erection. Bark smooth, gray-white to silver. Leaves alternate, dark green, 7-20 cm long, slightly pubescent, oblong-elliptic, prominent central rib, full and wavy edges, top acute, base acute.
Dovyalis caffra - kei-apple
Dovyalis caffra - fruit edible, with a high vitamin C content (80-120 mg/g), potassium (600 mg), and makes an excellent jam.
Angophora hispida Blaxell
Shrub or small tree, 4-5 m high. Gray-red bark at first smooth, exfoliating in due course. Leaves opposite, Sesia or short stalks, cordiform, 5-10 x 2.5-4.5 cm, pale green, pubescent. 3.7 flowers in a corymb, 10-15 cm diameter. Sepa free (dialisepal), green, petals free (dialipetal), white cream. Blooming in January. Fruit capsule.
Morinda citrifolia - originally from Queensland, Australia. The fruit is edible, from seeds to obtain oil insect repellent.
Aponogeton distachya - aquatic species, perennial, native to South Africa. Was introduced in Europe in the seventeenth century, was naturalized locally in France and England.
Belamcanda chinensis - perennial species, native to eastern Asia, cultivated as ornamental species for borders or rock garden.
Juicy perennial species, rizomatoasa. Leaves basal, linear, cylindrical, fleshy, 10-15 cm long. Floral stem is 45 cm long. Blossom flowers made up of 40-50 cm, arranged in Raceme 15-30 cm long.
Gossypium herbaceum - Cotton
Gossypium herbaceum - Cotton fiber is the most popular material obtained from this plant and the second is cotton oil rich in protein.
Petunia hybrida - herbaceous, annual, used as an ornamental species in parks, gardens and terraces. Hybrid species derived from Petunia integrifolia and Petunia axillaris by Atkins in 1834.
Saxifraga squarrosa - endemic sub-species of sub-Eastern Alps, grows on limestone rocks and debris, from 1200 m to 2500 m altitude.
Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia
Shrub or small tree, growing 1-15 m tall. Leaves glossy, evergreen, opposite, coriacee, oval or elliptical, dark green, 7-10 cm long. Large solitary flowers, double or semiduble, white, 5.12 cm diameter. Bloom from May to September.
Dasiphora fruticosa - deciduu shrub, native of Asia, grows on wet soils and wet rocks.