5 Types of Daisies and What You Should Know About Them

by Robert Canning on April 29, 2022

Daises are a classic favourite among bloom lovers because they can easily brighten up any garden or space. They are easy to plant, grow, and decorate, perfect to have around the home or as a gift to somebody special. 

Their bright yellow cores are encircled by symmetrical skirts of petals that appear simple yet significantly influence how they make us feel. 

Daisies, shaped and coloured like a columbine, are a global emblem of hope and new beginnings. They grow wild and are grown in many areas, and can be utilised as wildflowers, annual container plants, or long-term varieties in gardens.

Here are five of the most common types of daisies and what you should know about them:

1. Common Daisy (Bellis Perennis)

The Common Daisy is a weedy plant native to Europe and the Mediterranean. It's a tough plant that thrives in the sand and poor soil. The Common Daisy is a low-growing plant found in grassy regions, pastures, fields, and along roadsides. This makes them easy to grow.

Common Daisies bloom for a long time and make great flower bouquets. Plant these in early spring, and they will bloom until late October. The Common Daisy is a perennial, meaning it will bloom year after year. The Common Daisy is a hardy plant that emerges early in the spring.

2. African Daisy (Gerbera)

African Daisies are delicate annuals. They are typically grown for their summer white, purple, pink, red, and yellow flowers. In truth, you just need to sow flowers in the spring since African daisies self-seed. They're also great for pots and flower arrangements.

Moreover, African Daisies are easy to grow and may be used to cure various ailments such as headaches, insomnia, stomach ulcers, and diarrhoea. They are antimicrobial and are used by natives to treat open wounds.

3. Marguerite Daisy (Argyranthemum Frutescens)

These flowers are a popular addition to flower arrangements and are used to decorate weddings and other special occasions. In addition, they are very easy to grow, being sun-loving and needing little care. Additionally, they also thrive in almost any type of soil.

4. Ox-Eye Daisy (Leucanthemum Vulgare)

The Ox-eye Daisy is a daisy that produces flowers with yellow and white petals that have yellow centres. This type of daisy is native to Europe, Asia and Africa and is most commonly found growing in fields. They get their name from their large, round petals that form a rosette and resemble the eyes of an ox. 

Furthermore, Ox-eye Daisies are a low-growing plant that is a popular addition to container gardens because they are very easy to grow. They also make excellent additions to butterfly gardens as they attract butterflies when they bloom.

5. Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum Superbum)

The Shasta Daisy is a type of daisy popular in the United States for its ability to grow in various climates. It can be found growing as a wildflower in fields, pastures and along roadsides. It is also cultivated in gardens. 

It gets its name from Mount Shasta in northern California, where it was discovered in the early 1850s. The flower has a white centre with yellow petals that can be red, white or pink. It is a perennial that gets its name from the white "shadows" or "ghosts" that appear in the centre of the flower and have a strong, sweet fragrance.


Many varieties of daisies come in various shapes, sizes, colours, and fragrances. The types of daisies discussed in the article above are just a few of the many types available. There are many more, such as the American Daisy, Bee Balm, Black-eyed Susan, and California Poppy. If you want to get your garden or flower arrangements to pop with life and colour, try different varieties of daisies today!

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