A childhood recollection…
As my eyes look at the long, narrow, white petals. Thoughts come flooding back to me of hoping the last one I picked would tell me “he” loves me… a delightful memory of the past of counting petals for the sake of love.
Flowers create connections to so many things in our lives.
points of interest
Small, shrub-like, composed of erect or spreading branches with leathery, shiny, serrated, stalkless leaves, appearing clustered at the ends of the stems. Daisy-like flowerheads open in autumn, with green disk florets maturing to yellow. The flowers are unpleasantly aromatic and best grown in a mixed herbaceous border. Withstands frost.
Grow in well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Site in full sun and cut back in spring to avoid legginess.
friday’s flower fact
Originating in Japan, and also referred to as ‘Nippon Daisy’, this plant has become naturalized on Long Island, a similarly sandy, coastal climate.
Botanical Name | Nipponanthemum nipponicum
Family | Asteraceae
Type | Perennial
Origin | Japan
Zone | 6-10
Flower Height | 2’
Flower Diameter | 2 1/2”
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