45 Most Colorful Varieties of Daisies (With Photos!)

Are you looking to buy some daisies that are vibrant with colors when they bloom? There are thousands of varieties available, but I’ve made the search easier for you. Here’s a list of the 45 most colorful daisies you can grow at home!

Among the most beautiful and colorful daisy varieties there are African daisies, Gerbera daisies, and coneflower daisies. Below the full list of the 45 most colorful varieties

Daisy Variety (Scientific Name)

Common Colors

Zion Copper Amethyst (Osteospermum ecklonis)

Purple and orange

Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro)

Blue

Elegant Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

Orange, pink, yellow, and purple

Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Yellow

Autumn Mum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)

Gold, orange, purple, and red

Engelmann’s Daisy (Engelmannia peristenia)

Yellow

Pumpkin Pie Daisies (Arctotis stoechadifolia)

Orange

Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)

Yellow, red, white, pink, orange, lavender, and bicolored

Banana Cream Daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum)

Yellow and white

Gerbera Lollipop (Gerbera jamesonii)

White, pink, and purple

Painted Daisy (Tanacetum coccineum)

Purple, pink, red, and white

Soprano Purple Daisy (Osteospermum ecklonis)

Purple

Electric Daisy (Acmella oleracea)

Yellow, orange, and red

Cherry Brandy Daisy (Rudbeckia hirta)

Dark red

Blue Mink Daisy (Ageratum houstonianum)

Blue and purple

Butter Daisy (Melampodium divaricatum)

Yellow

Blazing Stars (Liatris spicata)

Pink, purple, and white

Indian Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata)

Orange, yellow, and red

Gerbera Viridifolia (Gerbera viridifolia)

Purple, pink, red, and white

Pomponette (Bellis perennis)

Red, pink, and white

Blue Felicia (Felicia amelloides)

Blue

Crown Daisy (Glebionis coronaria)

Yellow and white

Cape Daisy (Diomorphotheca pluvialis)

White and purple

Dahlias (Dahlia pinnata)

Pink, purple, yellow, and white

Blue-eyed Daisies (Arctotis stoechadifolia)

Orange, pink, and white

Chocolate Daisy (Berlandiera lyrata)

Yellow

Swan River Daisy (Brachyscome iberidifolia)

Blue, yellow, and purple

Champagne Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii)

Pink-orange

Astra Purple Spoon (Osteospermum ecklonis)

Purple

Cheyenne Spirit (Echinacea purpurea)

Red, purple, orange, and yellow

Sombrero Rosada (Echinacea purpurea)

Pink

Cupid’s Dart (Catananche caerulea)

Blue and purple

Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Gold, red, and orange

Treasure Flower (Gazania rigens)

Yellow, orange, red, and white

Michaelmas Daisy (Symphyotrichum novi-belgii)

Blue and purple

Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)

Orange

Cineraria (Pericallis cruenta)

Blue, purple, and red

Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

White and silver

Paris Daisy (Argyranthemum frutescens)

Pink, red, and white

Tomato Soup Coneflower (Echinacea ‘tomato)

Red

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Purple and pink

Inyo Rock Daisy (Perityle inyoensis)

Yellow and white

Tickseed Sunflower (Bidens aristosa)

Yellow

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Blue

Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Pink, orange, red, yellow, and white

List of Most Colorful Daisy Varieties

Table of Contents

1. Zion Copper Amethyst (Osteospermum ecklonis)

The Zion copper amethyst, an African daisy, typically sprouts 2-inch blossoms with deep orange and purple petals. Floral displays last a long period between spring to autumn and can produce a high number of flowers throughout the year until frost.

Size: 16–20 inches (39–48 cm)

Origin: South Africa

Flower Color: Purple and gold orange

Bloom Time: Spring to fall

These daisies’ spectacular colors were named after Zion National Park and look almost as if the sunset was captured into their blooms.

These orange and purple-pink flowers easily make them some of the prettiest flowers I’ve ever seen.

Zion Copper Amethyst Flowers
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They have a long blooming period and can produce an abundant amount of flowers, all from spring to fall.

Grow these daisies in the ground or large containers in full sun to admire their warm, tricolored hues throughout the year.

2. Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro)

Globe thistles are an unusual member of the daisy family that produces blue floral orbs. These rounded daisies are commonly seen in the summer but can sometimes grow in late spring. Faded flowers must be removed to help preserve plant energy and prevent unwanted growth.

Size: 24–48 inches (60—121 cm)

Origin: Europe

Flower Color: Blue

Bloom Time: Spring to summer

The unique globe thistle consists of numerous small blue flowers that are highly attractive to pollinators and can be enjoyed throughout the summer.

With their dusty-blue 2-inch orbs adorned with petals, these perennial daisies can be grown around homes to create effective and pretty borders.

Globe Thistle Flowers
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Be sure to snip off dead and faded flowers to prevent them from spreading seeds and taking over your garden.

These flowers are not toxic but they can be quite spiky and bristly, so keep them away from curious children and pets.

3. Elegant Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

In general, zinnia flowers can grow 3–6 inches wide and produce colorful daisies every summer and fall. Zinnia flowers are fragrant and come in pink, yellow, and orange.

Size: 36–48 inches (90–121 cm)

Origin: Mexico

Flower Color: Orange, pink, yellow, and purple

Bloom Time: Summer and fall

Zinnia flowers bloom abundantly in many colors. Each flower can grow up to 6 inches wide and contains a soft cluster of bright and scented petals.

Elegant Zinnia Flowers
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There are many varieties available but given proper care, the typical zinnia plant can reach up to 4 feet.

The playful and colorful blooms can be expected in summer and autumn. For optimum growth, keep this plant in well-drained soils with full sun.

4. Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Black-eyed Susans are short-lived but can grow a plentiful amount of yellow daisies with dark brown discs. These colorful blooms are frequently only seen in spring and summer but deadheading can help prolong the floral display in the autumn.

Size: 24–48 inches (60–121 cm)

Origin: North America

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Spring to summer

Black-eyed susans may have a short lifespan but if they are left to self-seed, these daisies can be enjoyed for a high number of years.

Pointed yellow and orange rays can be seen surrounding a dark brown center. Thus the name, black-eyed susan!

Normally, black-eyed susans only flower from spring to summer. However, you can potentially extend their cheerful display to autumn by snipping off dead flowers.

This act of removing dead flowers to preserve plant energy is called deadheading and can be used for a majority of the flowers coming up next, so keep on reading!

5. Autumn Mum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)

On average, autumn mums can be seen sprouting large and colorful 6-inch daisies every autumn. Growth can be seen in other seasons but blooming periods are typically limited to fall and can also be seen in container plants.

Size: 12–36 inches (30–91 cm)

Origin: Asia

Flower Color: Gold, orange, purple, and red

Bloom Time: Fall

The autumn mum is a vibrant perennial that is commonly grown to bring some extra cheer in those late autumn months.

Usually, you can only see their gold, purple, and orange flowers sometime in the fall. But these plants do grow during other parts of the year, like spring and summer.

Autumn Mum Flowers
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The blooms can be quite large, oftentimes about 6 inches. Even their leaves are pleasantly fragrant and tend to be lush.

You can grow autumn mums directly in the ground. However, since they’re unable to survive freezing temperatures under 41ºF, these daisies make excellent container plants and can be overwintered inside.

6. Engelmann’s Daisy (Engelmannia peristenia)

The colorful yellow 1–3 inch flowers of Engelmann’s daisy plants are commonly seen growing in spring and summer and often only bloom in the dark. Due to its aggressive growth, this plant can be invasive and must be grown in confined spaces like pots.

Size: 12–24 inches (30–60 cm)

Origin: Central USA or Mexico

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Spring to summer

Engelmann’s daisies, also known as cutleaf daisies, are hardy little flowers that you can easily grow at home.

Rigid stems help keep these flowers upright and make it easy to admire their prominent, yellow blooms.

Engelmann's Daisies Flowers
Engelmann’s Daisies Bloom in Spring and Summer

You can enjoy these flowers and watch them bloom during the night. However, this plant has the potential to become invasive if left unchecked and may be safer to grow in containers.

Cutleaf daisies are quite tough and can tolerate droughts and heat but make sure this plant is given adequate amounts of water to extend their blooms.

7. Pumpkin Pie Daisies (Arctotis stoechadifolia)

In general, pumpkin pie daisies can be seen every summer. Orange daisies, around 4 inches wide, are commonly seen when planted in full sun but will close during the night and reopen during sunrise.

Size: 10–12 inches (24–30 cm)

Origin: Southern Africa

Flower Color: Orange

Bloom Time: Summer and fall

With stunning orange hues, it’s no wonder this daisy was named after pumpkins. A delicate perennial, pumpkin pie daisies can produce numerous 4-inch wide flowers every summer.

This plant thrives in full sun, with its deep orange flowers gently closing during the night and only opening once more in the sun.

Pumpkin Pie Daisies Flowers
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Regular water is a must when this plant is actively growing. But these plants usually become drought tolerant once they’ve matured. So you won’t need to water as much after they’ve established.

Deadheading is recommended to make sure these colorful blooms last longer.

8. Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)

Gerbera daisies can grow 3–4-inch red and yellow flowers and even yield bicolored blooms. This plant grows a prolific amount of colorful daisies every spring and summer and requires protection from frost.

Size: 12 inches (30 cm)

Origin: Southern Africa

Flower Color: Yellow, red, white, pink, orange, lavender, and bicolored

Bloom Time: Spring to late summer

Gerbera daisies have been popular for many years and with their wide variety of colors, it’s easy to see why.

When given proper care, gerberas can produce 4-inch wide flowers, about 6 inches above foliage between spring to early autumn.

Gerbera Daisies Flowers
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If you’re lucky, you may even grow some bicolored flowers or petals with two different colors.

Gerberas grow best in full sun and must be protected from the winter. These are best grown in large flower beds to enjoy their multi-colored blooms.

9. Banana Cream Daisies (Leucanthemum × superbum)

A cultivar of Shasta daisies, banana cream daisies are known to produce scented, yellow flowers that eventually fade to white as they mature. These blossoms can be expected in spring and summer and require frequent deadheading for extended blooming periods.

Size: 24–36 inches (60–91 cm)

Origin: USA

Flower Color: Yellow and white

Bloom Time: Spring to summer

This fruity-scented perennial has the most interesting, color-changing blooms. Initially, flowers will bloom with bright yellow petals around a full orange-yellow disc.

As these flowers age, their yellow petals will slowly fade to a buttery and creamy white, resembling bright and traditional white daisies.

Banana Cream Daisy Flowers
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All from late spring to summer, you can expect these flowers to grow to about 4 inches in diameter. To help prolong the blooming period, remove faded flowers.

Daisies that grow an extra row of petals are considered semi-double or double blooms, and it’s not uncommon for semi-double daisies to be seen from this hybrid.

These grow easily in full sun but require light shade in the summer.

10. Gerbera Lollipop (Gerbera jamesonii)

Gerbera lollipops can be seen sprouting colorful, lollipop-like blossoms about 2–5 inches wide with multiple layers of petals. These pink and purple daisies are attractive but short-lived perennial that requires full sun and sandy soils.

Size: 12–24 inches (30–60 cm)

Origin: Southern Africa

Flower Color: White, pink, and purple

Bloom Time: Spring to late summer

If this name isn’t sweet enough to catch your attention, perhaps the flowers will. Gerbera lollipops are a favorite of florists and gardeners alike.

This variety can grow up to 2 feet and produce 5-inch flowers with a smaller interior layer of petals that are frequently darker than the other petals and can give a lollipop-like appearance.

Gerbera Lollipop Flowers
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These perennials are commonly grown for their unique blooms but tend to last only one growing season. You can easily grow these by seed and plant them in well-drained soils.

11. Painted Daisy (Tanacetum coccineum)

Painted daisies are a common species of flowers with multiple colors such as pink, purple, and red. These flowers can also contain pyrethrin, which is useful in repelling insects but can be harmful if ingested in large amounts.

Size: 24–36 inches (60–91 cm)

Origin: Tasmania

Flower Color: Purple, pink, red, and white

Bloom Time: Summer

The pigment in these daisies is so rich in color, I understand why they’re called painted daisies. This is another gorgeous perennial that can grow flowers in a wide variety of colors like red, pink, and purple.

Not only are they wonderful flowers, but they also appear to be excellent companion plants due to this species’ production of pyrethrins.

Painted Daisy Flowers
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Pyrethrins are commonly used in many commercial insecticides and growing these flowers can be a great and natural way to help repel bugs like wasps and ticks.

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Because of this compound, however, it’s important to keep nibbling pets and inquisitive children away from this plant to ensure they do not ingest its poisonous leaves and sap.

12. Soprano Purple Daisies (Osteospermum ecklonis)

Soprano purple daisies are native to South Africa and are commonly cultivated for their rich purple flowers with dark blue discs. The leaves of these daisies grow in different directions and may require frequent pruning to prevent foliage from becoming too abundant.

Size: 8–14 inches (15–30 cm)

Origin: Southern Africa

Flower Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Late spring to winter

An African daisy variety, soprano purple daisies have petals tinted with a deep and almost wine-like blush.

These daisy petals are softly ridged as well, giving the blooms an interesting texture to surround their dark brown and blue centers.

Soprano Purple Daisy Flowers
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If the colors are too striking for you, no worries. Another cultivar named the Soprano Light Purple produces flowers in lighter hues, which can be better utilized to compliment a garden rather than act as a centerpiece.

Soprano purple daisies grow on upright stems that tend to grow in mounds. This means the foliage can grow both vertically and horizontally and can look very round in appearance, making it a great landscaping plant to use and soften harsher edges.

13. Electric Daisy (Acmella oleracea)

The electric daisy typically grows small but prominent flower clusters that can look like colorful buttons or eyes from afar. If consumed, these daisies can provide tingling sensations in the mouth. They are best grown in containers and must be planted in well-drained soils.

Size: 12–18 inches (30–45 cm)

Origin: South America

Flower Color: Yellow, orange, and red

Bloom Time: Summer to fall

Looking for flowers to buzz more than just your neighborhood bees? The peculiar electric daisies are just as edible as they are colorful, and eating them can pack quite a shock!

These daisies tend to be short and rarely grow past 20 inches (50.8 cm). Their tiny flower clusters are usually deep orange or red in the center and surrounded by yellow, creating an eye-like appearance.

Electric Daisy Flowers
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The flower buds of electric daisies contain active molecules of spilanthol, which is responsible for the cooling yet tingling sensation and salivation that occurs when these flower buds are eaten.

Plant these daisies in moist soils and well-drained containers to prevent them from becoming weedy and use them to generate new garden conversations.

14. Cherry Brandy Daisy (Rudbeckia hirta)

Cherry brandy daisies are commonly grown for their deep and dark red flowers. Their 4-inch buds can be expected mid-summer but must be deadheaded frequently to prolong blooming periods and prevent unwanted growth.

Size: 20–25 inches (45–60 cm)

Origin: Europe

Flower Color: Dark red

Bloom Time: Summer to fall

Aptly named for their bold ruby petals, cherry brandy daisies are easy-care additions to flowerbeds. This perennial thrives and blooms often in the summer with regular deadheading.

Cherry Brandy Flowers
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A variant of the previously mentioned black-eyed susans, this plant can grow upright to 25 inches tall and produce cherry-tinted flowers about 3–4 inches wide.

To make this plant even more low-maintenance, however, you may choose to let these daisies self-seed. Just make sure they don’t take over your garden!

15. Blue Mink (Ageratum houstonianum)

Blue mink flowers are best grown in raised beds or containers. Daisies are typically blue and consist of numerous tiny petals, making these blossoms less than an inch wide. However, this plant is marked as invasive in countries in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Size: 12 inches (30 cm)

Origin: Central USA

Flower Color: Blue and purple

Bloom Time: Spring to fall

Blue mink flowers come in soothing lavender-tinted blue and are my favorite type of blues to get. This annual plant is very short, only about a foot high.

The petals of these flowers are less than 1-inch long and are fluffy and almost thread-like, which is why this plant is also called “floss flower”.

Blue Mink Flowers
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In addition, floss flowers are invasive in some countries, such as the US, Australia, Japan, and even the Philippines.

Confirm if you can plant these flowers safely, and you can admire these delightful blooms in containers almost all year long before winter.

16. Butter Daisy (Melampodium divaricatum)

The butter daisy is a popular plant that produces 1–3-inch yellow daisies that can be enjoyed for a majority of the year until winter. Well-drained soils are required for growing this plant, as well as unfiltered sunlight.

Size: 10–24 inches (30–60 cm)

Origin: South America

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Spring to fall

Butter daisies can be grown in well-drained soils and enjoyed until the first signs of frost. These daisies are commonly grown in containers and flower beds in several states in the US.

Butter Daisy Flowers
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A favorite among children, butter daisies bloom with bright yellow and colorful petals that are typically only around 1–3 inches wide.

Even the long and vibrant leaves of this plant can be enjoyed with its lush and rapid growth. Grow these daisies in containers or directly on the ground to enjoy their cheery display.

17. Blazing Stars (Liatris spicata)

Blazing star flowers are a unique member of the daisy family that typically grow stalks up to 5 feet (1.52 m) tall. Feathery tufts of white or purple petals can be seen at the top of Liatris cultivars and are often found only in summer.

Size: 12–60 inches (30–152 cm)

Origin: North America

Flower Color: Pink, purple, and white

Bloom Time: Summer

Would you be surprised to hear this plant is actually a part of the Asteraceae or daisy family? Yes! These tall stalks of feathery flowers are a genus in the daisy family that you can grow at home.

Blazing Stars Flowers
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Daisies are frequently identified by a row of petals fanning out from a singular yellow disc but these flowers are different. It can be tricky identifying unique plants like these, but the usage of apps can help make it easier for us.

Check out our article here on plant-identifying apps.

A majority of Liatris cultivars have spiky petals of soft purple or white that can give the plant a brush-like appearance.

Since these plants typically grow quite tall, consider growing them in borders or using them as a statement plant. These work well with more visually calming daisies like Pearly Everlasting, so keep on reading to learn more about them!

18. Indian Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata)

Indian blanket flowers are known to produce daisies with bright orange and yellow patterns. Blooming can be seen as early as spring but is typically seen throughout summer to fall.

Size: 12–24 inches (30–60 cm)

Origin: North America

Flower Color: Orange, yellow, and red

Bloom Time: Early summer to fall

If you enjoy eye-catching flowers in warm but bright tones, the Indian blanket flower may be just for you.

These colorful perennials can produce flowers as early as late spring to early summer. Indian blanket flowers are commonly grown in containers for window sills or proudly displayed on front porches.

Indian Blanket Flowers
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If given proper care, their bright yellow and red patterned flowers can be enjoyed for many months of the year and require little to no maintenance after they’re established.

19. Gerbera viridifolia (Gerbera viridifolia)

Gerbera viridifolia is a variety of daisies that grows numerous purple blossoms in spring. Although these flowers are without stems, they are a hardy species that can be found growing in swampy or stony soils in Africa.

Size: 17–20 inches (42–48 cm)

Origin: Southern Africa

Flower Color: Purple, pink, red, and white

Bloom Time: Spring

One of the many flowers in the Gerbera genus, Gerbera viridifolias come in various rich colors that tend to bloom for the majority of spring.

Mauve-tinted blooms or orange-red shaded blossoms can be typically found growing upon 45-cm-long stalks rather than stems.

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Of course, Gerbera viridifolia plants still require some maintenance while they are young and must be planted in sunny areas with compost. It’s recommended not to provide too much compost, however, to avoid compost burning.

This species is slightly more rugged than some other flowers and is often found in even damp and stony areas in Africa.

20. Pomponette (Bellis perennis)

Pomponette flowers are perennials that are commonly grown for their rounded and colorful bulbs of pink and red. This daisy plant is extremely small, rarely growing to 10 inches tall, and can be grown on the edges of flower beds.

Size: 3–6 inches (7–15 cm)

Origin: Europe

Flower Color: Red, pink, and white

Bloom Time: Spring to summer

Bellis perennis flowers can produce over 20 rays and petals for each bloom and can look like shaggy, colorful orbs.

If you have little ones or love watching animated Disney films, you’ll be happy to hear these same flowers can be seen when Alice stumbles into the garden of live flowers!

Pomponette Flowers
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You can enjoy these delightful pom-pom-shaped flowers in colors like light pink, red, and cream. They hardly grow up to 10 inches so this plant can be kept protected in containers to enjoy their Alice in Wonderland whimsy all from spring and summer.

21. Blue Felicia (Felicia amelloides)

In general, blue felicias can sprout small, 1-inch blue daisies all from spring to fall. However, this plant has a low tolerance for high heat and humidity, and blooming may cease during the summer.

Size: 12 inches (30 cm)

Origin: Southern Africa

Flower Color: Blue

Bloom Time: Spring to fall

Another lovely blue flower, this plant requires only a moderate amount of water and does not need much care once fully grown.

Blue felicias are quick to draw your attention with their cerulean ray florets and soft yellow discs. They usually grow to just a single foot high and make for excellent groundcover or potted plants.

Blue Felicia Flowers
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They might be able to survive some frost but the small 1-inch flowers hate hot and humid summers and may stop blooming during especially high temperatures.

Ensure the soil is well-drained to prevent drowning these soothing perennials.

22. Crown Daisy (Glebionis coronaria)

Crown daisy plants often produce high numbers of entirely yellow blooms in summer. Blooms can also be seen in early spring if temperatures are particularly warm.

Size: 7–23 inches (15–60 cm)

Origin: Mediterranean

Flower Color: Yellow and white

Bloom Time: Spring to summer

These bright yellow daisies are quick to grow and can even produce flowers at earlier times when they are grown in warm and sunny climates.

Some crown daisies are completely yellow in bloom, while some are white. What gives these daisies their name, however, is the iconic ring of gold around the center.

Crown Daisy Flowers
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This plant is frequently grown to be harvested and eaten in many Asian dishes but their flowers are fun and easy to care for. Keep crown daisies in containers or grow them in your flower beds to adorn your usual blooms.

23. Cape Daisy (Dimorphotheca pluvialis)

Generally, cape daisies can be grown as an attractive filler plant that produces white flowers tinted with purple. Due to the low-growing nature of these 8–12 inch plants, they may also be used as a groundcover or grown in pots.

Size: 8–12 inches (20–30 cm)

Origin: Southern Africa

Flower Color: White and purple

Bloom Time: Spring to fall

Cape daisies, or rain daisies, have creamy purple petals that are mild in nature but are still colorful blossoms.

White daisies tinged with blue or purple are also available. The purple cape daisies are the most iconic, however, and have fragrant, blue-ish brown centers.

Cape Daisy Flowers
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These plants make excellent candidates to help bring more calm to a visually noisy garden.

They’re also pretty short and barely meet 15 inches in height, so they can be grown in containers.

Additionally, cape daisies are not toxic and may also be placed directly in the ground without any worry of them being poisonous. You can grow them as attractive ground-cover but do you really want to risk stepping on these colorful daisies?

24. Dahlias (Dahlia pinnata)

A popular member of the daisy family, there are over 42 species of dahlias commercially available in colors like purple, yellow, and pink. Flowers can reach up to 12-inches wide but must be handled with gloves to prevent skin irritation.

Size: 12–72 inches (30-182 cm)

Origin: Mexico

Flower Color: Pink, purple, yellow, and white

Bloom Time: Summer and fall

Dahlia flowers are charming classics and have more than 40 species of dahlias available in a wide range of colors. Depending on the variety you grow, you can grow these as 2-inch pompons or traditional-looking daisies with a single row of petals.

They grow best in full sun and can grow flowers up to 12 inches (30.48 cm) wide!

Dahlia Flowers
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Foliage is sometimes seen in black hues, creating an elegant contrast for their brightly colored blossoms to stand out.

This plant, however, does contain a low amount of toxins and should always be handled with the use of gloves. Keep these blooms away from pets and children and teach them to simply admire them rather than touch them!

25. Blue-eyed Daisy (Arctotis stoechadifolia)

Native to South Africa, blue-eyed daisies produce 1–3 inch flowers with white rays and deep blue discs. However, this plant has been labeled as invasive weeds in areas like California and Australia, and must first be checked before planting.

Size: 12–24 inches (30-60 cm)

Origin: Southern Africa

Flower Color: Orange, pink, and white

Bloom Time: Summer to fall

Just like other members of the daisy family, this cultivar has dozens of varieties available in different colors.

Upon close inspection, however, you can see their iconic pale blue discs encircled by stripes of yellow on soft and fragile petals. Their 1–2 feet tall foliage is nice and lush and can be enjoyed even when their 3-inch flowers are not present.

Blue Eyed Daisy Flowers
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If you live in especially cloudy areas, however, flowers may not open until there is enough sunlight present.

Blue-eyed daisies also grow rapidly and are considered invasive in Australia and California, so be certain that this plant is allowed in your area before growing it.

26. Chocolate Daisy (Berlandiera lyrata)

Yellow flowers of the chocolate daisy species typically contain aromas similar to chocolate and can grow up to 3 inches wide. These daisies flourish in sunny flower beds but must be provided partial shade to prevent wilting during hot summers.

Size: 24–36 inches (60–91 cm)

Origin: South America

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Summer to fall

Chocolate daisies can be grown to help fill the air with their warm, chocolatey scent and make garden experiences even sweeter.

Flowers are roughly 1–3-inch wide, with amber petals surrounding dark green discs. As always, deadheading is important for a continuous floral display.

Chocolate Daisy Flowers
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This plant is easy to grow but will droop when exposed to high heat for prolonged periods, so be sure to give these daisies some shade during hot summers.

27. Swan River Daisy (Brachyscome iberidifolia)

The light blue and purple flowers of swan river daisies are normally seen throughout the summer until fall. Faded flowerheads must be removed to help prolong blooming.

Size: 15–16 inches (38–40 cm)

Origin: Australia

Flower Color: Blue, yellow, and purple

Bloom Time: Summer to fall

Upon reaching full bloom, swan river daisies can display pale blue or deep purple flowers all from early summer to late autumn.

Swan river daisies grow in bushy, compact foliage and come with a light fragrance. They can be quite dainty and fragile, so handle them with care!

Swan River Daisy Flowers
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These daisies in particular are not picky about what soils they’re planted in. They can be found growing in various soil types but for the most prominent flower display, choose well-drained and loamy soils.

28. Champagne Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii)

Champagne gerberas are frequently grown for their 4-inch blossoms of light pink and orange hues. This colorful daisy makes an excellent candidate for container gardens and can be placed directly in the ground to grow up to 30–35 inches tall.

Size: 30–35 inches (76–91 cm)

Origin: South Africa

Flower Color: Pink-orange

Bloom Time: Summer

With soft, fruity shades of orange and pink, it’s no surprise to hear this bushy plant is a popular choice when it comes to flowers.

Champagne Gerbera Flowers
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Champagne gerberas can produce huge 4-inch flowers in the summer and are wonderful container plants. Bring them indoors to keep them safe from winter winds.

Because this variety was specifically developed for cut flowers, you can have these flowers cut and placed in a vase to enjoy their pretty colors for several days.

29. Astra Purple Spoon (Osteospermum ecklonis)

Astra purple spoons are a unique species of daisies native to South Africa. It has spoon-shaped petals of purple and deep pink. Warm and fully lit areas are ideal for this plant’s optimum growth.

Size: 12 inches (30.48 cm)

Origin: South Africa

Flower Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Spring to fall

No, these stunning flowers aren’t from a different world. You can easily grow these brilliant daisies at home and purchase their seeds online or through your local plant nursery.

Astra Purple Spoon Flowers
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Astra purple spoons were named because of their fascinating fluted petals that look like spoons and their vivid magenta pigments and bright blue centers.

To make this flower even more attractive, their flowering seasons can be enjoyed until frost! Keep these whimsical plants in sunny spots.

30. Cheyenne Spirit (Echinacea purpurea)

Cheyenne spirit coneflowers frequently bloom daisies that are 3–6 inches across and require little care once fully grown. Flowers are typically red and pink and are commonly seen in warm autumns and summers.

Size: 36–48 inches (91–121 cm)

Origin: Central USA

Flower Color: Red, purple, orange, and yellow

Bloom Time: Summer to fall

Introduced in 2012, Cheyenne spirits are attractive coneflowers part of the daisy family that can produce light maroon and pink flowers.

Cheyenne Spirit Flowers
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These flowers grow in an iconic, funnel-like shape and can be between 3 and 6 inches in size.

For optimum growth, water this plant regularly during active growing seasons. You can protect this plant in the winter with layers of mulch, or grow them in containers to keep them safe inside your home.

31. Sombrero Rosada (Echinacea purpurea)

The sombrero rosado is an attractive variety of coneflowers that produces a plentiful amount of pink and deep purple daisies from spring to autumn. Well-established stems of this perennial are strong and require little external support.

Size: 24 inches (60.96 cm)

Origin: North America

Flower Color: Pink

Bloom Time: Spring to fall

This cultivar comes with a high number of flowers that can be seen as early as late spring and admired till autumn.

Sombrero Rosada Flowers
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Sombrero rosadas have strong and sturdy stems that can grow to 2–3 feet tall and produce gorgeous fuchsia buds that are easy to care for.

They can be used as a filler plant but you can certainly grow these perennials to enjoy all summer long.

32. Cupid’s Dart (Catananche caerulea)

On average, the cupid’s dart plant can sprout 2-inch purple and blue daisies every summer. Cupid’s darts are self-seeding and must be deadheaded regularly to encourage blooms and prevent unwanted growth.

Size: 20–28 inches (50–71 cm)

Origin: Europe

Flower Color: Blue and purple

Bloom Time: Summer

Cupid’s darts have lovely gentle lavender petals and can be planted as a wonderful addition to the garden.

The buds barely reach 2 inches but their long stems are thin and leafless, making it easier to focus on these fragile perennials. Cupid’s dart flowers are also a great choice for cut flowers!

Cupid's Dart Flowers
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They can sometimes be 30 inches tall on average and can even produce more plants through self-seeding.

If this concerns you, keep these soft flowers contained in planters or hanging pots by brightly lit windows to watch them flourish.

33. Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

European Marigolds are commonly grown for their 3-6 inch daisies of yellow and orange that frequently bloom in the summer. Marigolds are sensitive to fluctuating temperatures and can be grown in containers for easier care.

Size: 12–24 inches (30–60 cm)

Origin: Europe

Flower Color: Gold, red, and orange

Bloom Time: Summer to fall

Marigolds are another popular member of the daisy family Asteraceae. It’s unknown where exactly it originates from, but they are suspected to at least be native to European regions.

Enjoyed for their tiger orange and yellow buds, you can sow this plant’s seeds early in spring to see their 6-inch wide, layered blooms as early as summer.

Marigold Flowers
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Their stems are thick and sturdy, making them an easy plant to grow in the ground. Due to marigolds’ sensitivity to exceedingly high and low temperatures, however, you may also plant these in pots to watch over them inside your home.

34. Treasure Flower (Gazania rigens)

Treasure flowers are heat-loving perennials that are prized for their colorful 3–6-inch large blooms of white and red. Although this daisy thrives in full sun, partial shade must be provided in the peak of summer to prevent blossoms from wilting.

Size: 5–11 inches (15–30 cm)

Origin: South Africa

Flower Color: Yellow, orange, red, and white

Bloom Time: Summer to fall

This plant may be short but they produce some of the largest cultivars of daisies between 3 to 6 inches wide.

You have many treasure flower blossoms to choose from but these large red and white blooms may be the most fascinating to look at!

These precious flowers have milky white petals infused with a reddish-purple blush at the center and can sometimes be as big as a human hand.

Treasure Flowers
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They love sunlight so much that they will close during the night and refuse to open unless it’s sunny out. However, they will benefit from being given some shade from the sweltering heat.

Make sure to let the soil dry between waterings to keep your treasured treasure flowers healthy.

35. Michaelmas Daisy (Symphyotrichum novi-belgii)

Michaelmas daisies thrive in full sun and are best grown in containers to prevent aggressive growth. Small, 1–3-inch purple and blue buds frequently emerge in the autumn around Michaelmas day and are highly attractive to pollinating insects.

Size: 36–60 inches (91–152 cm)

Origin: Canada

Flower Color: Blue and purple

Bloom Time: Fall

Previously known as Aster novi-belgii, Michaelmas daisies are lightly tinted buds with fuzzy yellow centers.

Their blooms have thin but soft sky-blue rays that are great for attracting butterflies and pollinators. The abundant amount of flowers this plant produces make up for their short blooming period.

Michaelmas Daisy Flowers
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Michaelmas daisies can be planted in nutrient-poor soil but must always be grown in fully lit areas. Keep an eye on these plants to prevent them from becoming too weedy, or simply grow them in pots.

36. Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)

Mexican sunflowers require a higher intensive care than some other perennials. However, if given the right care, these tall, orange daisies can be grown in the back of borders and produce 3-inch blooms from mid-summer to autumn.

Size: 36–72 inches (91–182 cm)

Origin: Mexico

Flower Color: Orange

Bloom Time: Summer to fall

Mexican sunflowers may require an extra level of maintenance, but their daisies are so rich in color, that it’s worth the effort.

The 3-inch blooms are a deep and almost dark orange. Even when these petals fall off, you can still enjoy its bright yellow disc, which remains even after the bud has disappeared.

Mexican Sunflower Daisies
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They can grow quite tall so be sure to plan out where to grow these bushy perennials. Also, their hollow stems are easy to snap and may need to be encircled with a fence to prevent their growth from being disturbed.

Grow this plant outdoors as a backdrop for other plants or keep it indoors to shield it from strong winds and temperatures.

37. Cineraria (Pericallis cruenta)

Cineraria daisies are often grown early in the year to produce colorful blue and red blooms for the holidays. These plants are typically discarded after blooming due to how rare it is for them to rebloom.

Size: 12 inches (30 cm)

Origin: Canary Islands

Flower Color: Blue, purple, and red

Bloom Time: Spring to winter

This variety is a hybrid between Pericallis cruenta and P. lanata flowers. It is a bright and popular holiday bloom.

Cineraria flowers are vivid in hue yet creamy in the middle. They grow quite prolifically and can sometimes be over 5 inches in diameter!

Cineraria Flowers
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This plant can be difficult to encourage to rebloom but can be cultivated by seed throughout the year to maintain a consistent blooming period.

Unlike the other plants mentioned in this list, cineraria flowers can grow in partial shade and are a great choice for those with limited amounts of sunlight.

38. Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

Pearly everlasting daisies can be found growing in an abundance of silver-toned flower clusters in the middle of summer. Grow these perennials directly in flower beds or keep them in pots for easy maintenance.

Size: 12–36 inches (30–91 cm)

Origin: North America

Flower Color: White and silver

Bloom Time: Summer to fall

This perennial herb is pollinator-friendly and a great choice for rock gardens. Blossoms tend to emerge mid-summer in plentiful, cottony clusters of silver-white.

Growing upright in grayish bushy foliage, this plant can be up to 3-feet tall if given the right care. Their habits of forming clusters make them grow great on walkways or in containers.

Pearly Everlasting Flowers
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The buds of pearly everlasting flowers are tiny and grow together in bunches, but they will open up and widen more as the plant becomes more mature.

39. Paris Daisy (Argyranthemum frutescens)

The Paris daisy is a common perennial that can grow 3-inch pink and red flowers to last all from spring to autumn. Paris daisies may wilt in excessively high temperatures over 95°F or 35°C and must be provided partial shade for protection.

Size: 8–25 inches (20–63 cm)

Origin: Canary Islands

Flower Color: Pink, red, and white

Bloom Time: Spring to fall

Paris daisies, or Marguerite daisies, have numerous cultivars of colorful flowers ranging from white, red, and pink. If you can’t decide which one to choose from, you can grow all of them together in one bed and enjoy a sea of color!

Paris Daisy Flowers
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Buds are normally around 3 inches wide and have the classic daisy formation of rays growing from fuzzy and yellow disc-shaped centers.

Gardeners agree that this perennial shrub is relatively easy to grow. But if you live in consistently hot climates, these blossoms won’t stay long and will grow better in light shade.

40. Tomato Soup Coneflowers (Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’ PP19427)

The tomato soup coneflower is a low-maintenance orange and red daisy that can still produce flowers without the act of deadheading. Blossoms are frequently 5 inches in diameter and will eventually fade as they become older.

Size: 24–36 inches (60–91 cm)

Origin: Central USA

Flower Color: Red

Bloom Time: Summer to fall

The name of these coneflowers is derived from their tomato-hued flowers and can even rebloom without regular deadheading.

Tomato Soup Flowers
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Tomato soup coneflowers are often 5-inch wide with a brown, gum-drop-shaped cone. They are lightly scented and can be seen growing orange buds as early as late spring.

As mentioned earlier, they can rebloom with you deadheading them but doing so is still recommended to ensure long blooms.

41. Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Purple coneflowers are cultivated primarily for their purple floral display, which consists of pink and purple blossoms around 5 inches wide. Keep these colorful daisies in direct sunlight and water them regularly when they are actively growing.

Size: 36–48 inches (91-121 cm)

Origin: Central USA

Flower Color: Purple and pink

Bloom Time: Early summer to fall

Native to Central USA, these purple coneflowers are beloved members of the daisy family. They’re easy to care for and easy to admire.

Purple Coneflower Daisies
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These pink and purple blossoms can be enjoyed at the beginning of summer. They’re regularly up to 5 inches across., so these are some lovely sized daisies!

If properly cared for, purple coneflowers can continue blooming throughout the fall. Floral displays are most prominent in the unfiltered summer sun and can be grown in borders or planted in containers.

42. Inyo Rock Daisy (Perityle inyoensis)

Inyo Rock daisies are an endangered species with yellow flower buds less than a centimeter large. These daisies are not commercially available to the public and are threatened by mining activities in their native Inyo environments.

Size: 9 inches (25 cm)

Origin: California

Flower Color: Yellow and white

Bloom Time: Spring

Unlike the other daisies mentioned in this list, Inyo rock daisies are an extremely rare species that cannot be grown at home or purchased from nurseries.

Flowerheads of Inyo rock daisies consist of yellow disc florets instead of rays. Their buds are minuscule and are barely even a centimeter wide!

Due to how tiny these daisies can be, it’s not much of a surprise how often they are overlooked. These low-growing flowers seem to only be found in the southern Inyo mountains of eastern California, where they are unfortunately threatened by proposed mining.

43. Tickseed Sunflower (Bidens aristosa)

Tickseed sunflowers produce colorful 1–2-inch flowerheads after establishment. These daisies are typically seen in autumn but can sometimes grow in late summer as well.

Size: 24–48 inches (60-121 cm)

Origin: Southern USA

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Fall

A herbaceous annual with a strange name, tickseed sunflowers can grow beautiful yellow flowers as early as late summer and will usually last until fall.

Mature tickseed sunflower plants can reach up to 4 feet in height and produce 2-inch blooms with a slight fragrance.

Tickseed Sunflower Daisies
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These solitary flowers with a peculiar name can be found growing on roadsides but are commonly cultivated to use as attractive border plants.

If full sun is not available, these plants may also be grown in light shade. They can still yield yellow blossoms in spots with less sun, so no worries!

44. Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Light blue Chicory blooms can be seen every summer before closing at noon. A close relative to dandelions, colorful Chicory daisies grow deep and persistent roots that many deem aggressive. Hence, they must be grown only in containers.

Size: 24–48 inches (60–121 cm)

Origin: Europe

Flower Color: Blue

Bloom Time: Summer to fall

Although Chicory plants are commonly seen as bothersome wildflowers in some states in the US, these light blue flowers are undeniably beautiful and are known to attract pollinators.

Chicory Flowers
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Another member of the Asteraceae family, these pale lilac buds can be less than 2 inches wide. They tend to close themselves in the afternoon, so if you’re lucky you may be able to catch them before they fold.

Chicory is also closely related to dandelions and is considered a weed by many people. Its deep taproots can be hard to remove, so these flowers are probably best kept in containers.

45. Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Cosmos flowers have a vast array of colorful daisies available. This plant is drought tolerant and thrives in 6 hours of unfiltered sun. Overwatering must be avoided to protect the plants’ prolific flower production.

Size: 12–72 inches (30–182 cm)

Origin: South America

Flower Color: Pink, orange, red, yellow, and white

Bloom Time: Spring to fall

Last but not least, Cosmos is another easy-growing daisy flower commonly grown for its wide range of different colors such as yellow, pink, and even more!

Cosmos Flowers
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Cosmos blooms can sometimes be 6 inches large, sitting on top of long and narrow stems. This plant grows best in warm soils and needs at least 6 hours of direct sunlight.

Take care not to overwater this plant though, as this may significantly reduce flower growth. Consider deadheading these plants to encourage more blossoms, and you can enjoy these Cosmos daisies for a majority of the year!

FAQs

Which daisy is the rarest?

The Inyo Rock Daisy has been marked as an endangered species and is an incredibly rare flower that cannot be found outside of their native Inyo environments.

Which perennial daisies bloom all summer?

Many perennial daisies can produce flowers all summer. Some of these would be Gerbera daisies, cupid’s darts, blazing stars, blue-eyed daisies, Indian blanket flowers, and painted daisies.

What species of daisy has the largest flower?

Many varieties of daisy flowers can reach up to 6 inches wide. Dahlia daisies, however, can produce blooms up to 12 inches large. This is a stark contrast to the miniature Inyo rock daisies that can only grow blooms less than a centimeter wide.

Which daisy has the longest blooming period?

Daisies with the longest blooming periods would be the Zion copper amethyst, blue mink, butter daisy, Indian blanket flower, blue Felicia, cape daisy, Astra purple spoons, sombrero rosada, Paris daisies, and cosmos daisies. These varieties can produce flowers almost all year round from spring to fall and have the longest windows of floral display.

Summary of Most Colorful Varieties of Daisies

There are thousands of different colorful daisies available to choose from. African daisies, Gerbera daisies, and coneflower daisies are some of the most distinguished daisies. These daisies are the most common and frequently have flowers with long blooming periods throughout the summer.

The average height of most daisies is typically between 20-50 inches tall, with the smallest daisy being less than 10 inches. Daisies are normally around 2-4 inches wide in diameter, with the Dahlia daisies sometimes growing as big as 12 inches.

Each of these different species all have their own numerous varieties with their own different colors and seasons. Many of these daisies can be seen blooming in the summer and often in colors like yellow, red, orange, and white.

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