Shasta Daisy Care: How To Grow Shasta Daisies

White flowers of the Shasta Daisy

Currently one of the most popular types of daisy, Leucanthemum maximum (lew-KANTH-ih-mum MAKS-ih-mum) is a showy member of the Asteraceae family.  It is best known by the common names Shasta

Marguerite Daisy Care: Learning To Grow Argyranthemum Frutescens

Marguerite Daisy (Argyranthemum Frutescens Plant) delicate showy nature

The Marguerite Daisy, aka Argyranthemum frutescens [ar-ji-RAN-the-mum, froo-TESS-enz], are excellent garden plants popular for their delicate showy nature and iconic daisy-like flowers. Belonging to the aster/daisy family Asteraceae, the plant has earned quite a

Farfugium Japonicum Care Tips: Growing The Leopard Plant

Blooming Farfugium Japonicum (Leopard Plant)

Farfugium japonicum (far-FEW-gee-um juh-PON-ih-kum), formerly known as Ligularia tussilaginea (lig-yew-LAR-ee-ah, tuss-ill-uh-GIN-ee-uh), pays homage to its native land on the seashores and streams in Japan, where it’s called Tsuwabuki. This plant can also

African Daisy: How To Grow And Care For Osteospermum

African Daisy flower

The African daisy, with lovely daisy-like flowers, originates from South Africa. Also known as the Cape Daisy or Blue-eyed Daisy (Osteospermum fruticosum) are members of the (Aster plant) Asteraceae family. Quick African Daisy

Learn How To Grow Tetraneuris Acaulis

flowers of the angelita-daisy

Tetraneuris acaulis [tet-ruh-NYUR-iss] [a-KAW-liss] is a flowering plant in the sunflower or composite family.  It’s found throughout North America and parts of northern Mexico growing in prairies, foothills, and plains. 

Learn How To Grow Feverfew Plants

Flowering feverfew plant (Tanacetum parthenium)

Tanacetum parthenium (TAN-uh-SEE-tum, par-THEN-ee-um) is a robust, strongly scented herbaceous perennial hailing from the Caucasus and the Balkans.  Over time, this useful medicinal plant has been carried hither, thither, and

How To Care For Painted Daisy

Flowering Tanacetum coccineum - Painted Daisy

Tanacetum coccineum (TAN-uh-SEE-tum, kok-SIN-ee-um) is a non-invasive, non-aggressive herbaceous perennial hailing from the Caucasus and most parts of Asia.  A member of the Asteraceae or Compositae family, the plant’s genus

Learn How To Grow Desert Marigold

Yellow Flowering Desert Marigold (Baileya Multiradiata)

Desert marigold, known botanically as Baileya Multiradiata [BAY-lee-uh, mul-ty-rad-ee-AH-tuh], is a flowering species from the composite plant family (Compositae or Asteraceae family).  This is a sun-loving wildflower, native to northern Mexico

What Is Chrysogonum Virginianum? How To Care For It?

Yellow flowering Chrysogonum Virginianum

Chrysogonum virginianum L. [kris-OG-oh-num, vir-jin-ee-AN-um], also synonymously known as Chrysogonum australe is a perennial plant known for its ornamental value as a ground cover.  This is in reference to the beautiful bright

Silver Carpet Plant Care: How To Grow Dymondia Margaretae

leaves of the ground cover silver carpet plant

Dymondia margaretae [dy-MON-dee-uh, mar-GAR-et-tay] hails from the daisy or aster family, Asteraceae and is a species of a flowering tolerant groundcover.  It is commonly known as Silver Carpet due to its silvery-green leaves. The

Montauk Daisy Care: Tips On Growing The Nipponanthemum

Blooms of the Montauk Daisy - Nipponanthemum nipponicum

The simple name is the Montauk Daisy for Nipponanthemum nipponicum [nip-pon-AN-the-mum, nip-PON-ih-kum]. It is also known by the botanical names Chrysanthemum nipponicum and Leucanthemum nipponicum. It is a herbaceous composite

Echinops Ritro [Globe Thistle] Growing And Care

Echinops Ritro [EK-in-ops RIH-tro] is a flowering plant in the Asteraceae family. It is native to eastern and southern Europe (Spain, Belarus, Ukraine, and Turkey), as well as western Asia. This

What Is A Composite Flower?

composite aster flower

Briefly, a composite is a member of the composite family (Compositae or Asteraceae family). However, such a statement conveys little information to one who is just learning. It becomes clearer