Asteraceae

Here are the pages for the plants related to the Asteraceae family, also known as the daisy or sunflower family. Each species is described in its own article.

Artichoke, how to grow it

Even if this might come as a surprise to many, the growing of artichoke is relatively simple to pull through.
Artichoke head raised up against a hazy background.

Rhodanthe, superb for dry flowers

Rhodanthe is a pretty little annual that blooms from spring and until the first frosts, offering magnificent pink inflorescences with a yellow center.
acroclinium

Garvinea, the hardy gerbera

A garvinea flower is a variety of Gerbera that is hardy and can thus be grown in the garden anytime of the year.
Gerbera garvinea

Lettuce, tips on growing it

Lettuce is an easy salad plant to grow, which needs little space and is open to all, even if all you have is a terrace or balcony.
Different varieties of lettuce grown in a checkered pattern.

Helianthus, the famous sunflower

Helianthus is the scientific name of what is commonly called sunflower. It is a plant that grows either as a perennial or an annual and it blooms very beautifully. Helianthus facts listed out Name – Helianthus Family – Asteraceae Type – perennial or annual Height – 1½ to 10 feet (0.5 to 3 meters) depending on the species Exposure – full sun Soil – rich enough Flowering – July […]
Close-up on a helianthus flower in a field

Yarrow, an easy herb

Yarrow, also called “soldier’s woundwort“, is a nice perennial very much liked for its foliage and for its value as a herb and therapeutic relief agent.
Yarrow

Silver ragwort, unique leaves

Silver ragwort, sometimes also called maritime ragwort, produces metal-gray colored leaves that are surprisingly attractive. Silver ragwort facts summary Name – Cineraria maritima Family – Asteraceae Type – perennial Height – 20 to 24 inches (50 to 60 cm) Exposure – full sun Soil – ordinary, well drained Foliage – evergreen Flowering – May to July This is a plant […]
Silver ragwort

Centaurea, a cluster of color for hard-to-flower areas

Centaury (or Centaurea) is a knee-height clump of wispy leaves that is dotted with beautiful flowers. It grow well in hard-to-grow places. Centaury key facts Botanical name – Centaurea sp. Common name – Centaury Family – Asteraceae Type – perennial
Centaury, centaurea
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