A to Z: ‘D’ is for DAISY

a2z_dIt’s April! That means it’s time for the ‘BLOGGING A to Z CHALLENGE’. Everyday this month (except Sunday) bloggers will be blogging to a theme, using different letter of the alphabet – running, of course, from A to Z.

I’m blogging about MEMORY GARDENS: botanical tributes to celebrate our loved ones. Most of my writing is about keeping memories alive, so a spring garden is a perfect match to celebrate loved ones memories. Come join us all month for 26 different posts about Memory Gardens … and then, maybe plant your own tribute to remember your own special person.

daisyA to Z: ‘D’ is for DAISY

There are a lot of meanings for Daisy. This versatile flower could fit many people you’d like to commemorate in a memory garden. There are also many daisies in the botanical world. Your local nursery should have at least one or two available for you.

DAISY (White) – Innocence, Loyal Love, I’ll Never tell, Purity, Beauty
Common Name:                      DAISY (Oxeye Daisy)
Botanical Name:                      Leucanthemum vlugare
Height:                                       to 2’
USDA Hardiness Zone:          Zones 3-9
Sun requirements:                   Full sun
Water Needs:                           Weekly during dry spells

Common Name:                      DAISY (Shasta Daisy)
Botanical Name:                      Leucanthemum maximum
(Resembles Oxeye Daisy, larger flower size to 4”)
Height:                                      ­­­­to 6 ½’
USDA Hardiness Zone:          Zones: Hardy to Zone 6
Sun requirements:                   Full sun
Water Needs:                           Prefers moist soil

Common Name:                      DAISY (English Daisy)
Botanical Name:                      Bellis perennis
Height:                                      ­­­­­­­­8″
USDA Hardiness Zone:          Zones: Hardy to Zone 4
Sun requirements:                   Full sun to semi-shade
Water Needs:                           Prefers moist soil

Common Name:                      DAISY (Marguerite Daisy)
Botanical Name:                      Argyranthemum
Height:                                      18” – 36”
USDA Hardiness Zone:          Zones 8-11
Sun requirements:                   Full sun to partial shade
Water Needs:                           Moderate water

Common Name:                      DAISY (Mexican Daisy)
Botanical Name:                      Erigeron
Height:                                      6” – 12”
USDA Hardiness Zone:          Zones 6-9
Sun requirements:                   Full sun
Water Needs:                           Drought tolerant – Don’t overwater

Common Name:                      DAISY (Trailing African Daisy)
Botanical Name:                      Osteospermum
Height:                                      18” – 24”
USDA Hardiness Zone:          Zones 8-11
Sun requirements:                   Full sun – Tolerates partial shade in very hot climates
Water Needs:                            Regular water – Avoid drying out.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tarkabarka
    Apr 04, 2014 @ 14:24:21

    Lovely! I blogged about daffodils and dandelions today. Mostly because of their color 🙂
    Cheers!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
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    • trishafaye
      Apr 04, 2014 @ 14:39:21

      What fun flowers both daffodils and dandelions are. I love the spring bursts of yellow – and enjoy seeing the occasional dandelions blooming throughout the winte when nothing else is.

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