Pink daisy: characteristics and features of care

Pink daisy: characteristics and features of care

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Pink chamomile got its name from the word "fever", "intense heat" (translated from Greek). The plant has healing properties, and the constituent substances have therapeutic activity. Pyrethrum is loved by all flower growers. Due to its similarity to a simple flower, a pink daisy has received such a romantic name.

Great plant for the garden

The pyrethrum will decorate any garden plot. Flowers require minimal care and will delight the gardener with magnificent flowering for more than one year. Also, the plant has the name of a Caucasian or Persian flower. Despite the climate of the country of origin, feverfew grows and blooms excellently in other climatic conditions. During the adaptation, which is about 200 years old, pink daisy began to feel good even in hot and arid areas.

A related flower is red feverfew, which is often confused with a Persian look.

They are similar, as they have large inflorescences, saturated red or bright pink colors of the petals (in contrast to ordinary daisies, whose petals are white).

Breeders have worked on feverfew, so now they breed many varieties.

The pink plant has a straight stem, it does not grow above 150 cm (average length is 70 cm). Leaves are similar to dissected feathers and have different sizes. To the stem, they become narrower. Inflorescences of chamomile grow in diameter up to 6 cm. Flowers can be reed or tubular. The feverfew begins to bloom in June or August and continues to delight gardeners with bright inflorescences for another 2 months.

Chamomile: growing and care

Care for feverfew and osteospermum

In order for the chamomile to bloom as long as possible, wilting elements are removed. Then a bush forms with a loose leafy system. The plant needs to be divided and transplanted, then it will not lose its attractive appearance for a long time. Below the feverfew, a branched rhizome similar to nodes.

Inflorescences look great not only in the garden, but also in a bouquet. Due to its beauty, Persian daisy is also in demand in floristry. Popular are not only ordinary feverfews. Osteospermum is quite common. Bright purple inflorescences first appeared in South Africa. Annuals are distinguished by abundant and prolonged flowering, which begins at the end of summer and ends in October. Lilac color looks great in bouquets and in garden areas.

The following types of pyrethrum and osteosperm are distinguished:

  • red feverfew (Caucasian);
  • pink pyrethrum (Persian);
  • Bamba (osteospermum with white petals, they gradually become lilac);
  • Zulu (yellow inflorescences);
  • Congo (purple inflorescences with a pink tint), etc.

Pyrethrum should be planted in well-lit areas, and osteospermum in slightly darkened. In the shade, the plant will stretch to 150 cm.

Growing conditions

Lilac osteosperm and bright pink pyrethrum are not particularly demanding on the ground for planting. Nevertheless, compost or sand (preferably river) should be added to the clay soil. In a very moist soil, flowers will not grow for a long time. It is impossible to close the feverfew in winter, since the roots will be locked in the lower part. But you can transplant daisies at any time. To do this, they dig them out so that the earth does not crumble from the rhizome. From above, the plant should always be protected from the cold wind.

Propagation of feverfew and osteospermum is recommended by dividing bushes or seeds. This can be done 1 time in 4 years. Flowers need to be planted at a distance of at least 30-35 cm, while doing regular watering. Planting is carried out in May, and for several days the flower grower should shelter the plant from bright sunlight. If you make sure that the land for planting is moist, then the seeds will sprout well. During the first year after planting, the feverfew forms a deciduous system outlet. The very next year, the gardener will be able to contemplate pink or purple inflorescences.

Thus, with minimal proper care, the plant will start quickly and will bloom for a long time. It will decorate both the garden plot and the composition in a bouquet. Bright pyrethrum and osteosperm are the best option for a garden plot.

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