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.

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.
Rhodanthe

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.

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

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
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