Long, thin flower petals radiating from a disc-shaped center not only describes a daisy flower’s appearance but also describes several other flowers. Plants with daisylike flowers offer the gardener options not available in the daisy family. Flower colors, foliage textures, plant height and bloom time of plants with daisylike flowers let you have an attractive, continuous blooming garden throughout the growing season.
Blue asters add color to fall landscapes.
Purple coneflowers are a favorite perennial.
The coneflower is a hardy perennial that once established grows in poor soil and is drought tolerant, making it a favorite garden flower for difficult growing locations. Coneflowers bloom during the summer months and into the fall, attracting butterflies. The most commonly grown coneflower is the purple coneflower, though the plant can be found with white or yellow flowers. The distinctive blossoms of coneflowers are attractive in cut flower bouquets and as dried flowers.
Bright colored cosmos are easy to grow.
Cosmo flowers are often grown in areas with poor soil. Cosmos can be grown in U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones 2 through 11 by sowing seeds when spring temperatures warm to about 60 degrees F. With a variety of flower colors and plant size ranging from 2 to 5 feet tall, cosmos bloom throughout the summer months, attracting butterflies and beneficial insects. The delicate daisylike flowers are good for fresh cut flower bouquets with a vase life of seven to 10 days.
Chamomile plants are attractive and beneficial.
Chamomile is beneficial for the gardener the plant’s intense aroma repels harmful insects while attracting butterflies and birds. The leaves of the taller German variety can be dried and used as an herbal tea. Other varieties are low growing and spreading for an attractive groundcover. The daisylike flowers, if left to develop seeds, easily reseed the plant and can become invasive in warmer regions.