Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mediterranean Beach Daisy

Mediterranean Beach Daisy
Asteriscus maritimus 'Compact Gold Coin'
(ass-ter-IS-kus) (muh-RIT-tim-mus)
Synonyms: Gold Coin, Odontospermum maritimum

This nice little daisy was acting as a groundcover and doing it very well. The foliage was a dark green, which set off the flower color nicely. It is a tender plant but does well here in Southern California because it is also drought-tolerant.

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Here is the bonus flower for Sunday. It is the hybrid Tea rose ‘Paradise’. It has a beautiful blend of colors and it was fun to see the fading flowers on the bush that had changed to a darker color.

Today we are on our way to Santa Catalina Island . I am looking forward to visiting the botanical garden there.


Luna Miranda said...

i love the gentle color of the Tea Rose. said...

I love them both!

twobarkingdogs said...

very pretty!

Paz said...

Beautiful! The first one does look like a gold coin. ;-)


Roger said...

I love the color of the beach daisy. I don't know about the others, but the color makes me feel happy and cheery. I wonder if there are flowers in Indianapolis as radiant as this...