Friday, October 1, 2010
Daisies are flowers often seeming to have the virtue of simplicity and are close to my heart.
They are hardy flowers that are easy to grow and are widespread across the whole world in the form of the Asteraceae family.
I believe these to be Swan River Daisies.
The specie is Brachyscome iberidifolia.
They are native to Australia. They originated from Western Australia.
The centre of the flower is a vibrant prussian blue with contrasting bright orange pollen.
They flower all the time, almost the whole year.
Each flower lasts a long while too!
They grow into a large bush and germinate everywhere.
When we first grew them they were seeds from a packet.
They grew easily since they are a hardy plant and adapted to this native climate.
When they first flowered they had quite blue petals but have since breeded out in a way, to the white petaled form.
Did you know that the latin word "aster" means star?
(something I learnt in Year 4!)
Daisies do look like stars and suns and are very appropriately name.
And like sunflowers they open and close at sunrise and sunset.