Seaside daisies, also known as seaside fleabane, are perennial flowers that are native to coastal California and Oregon. They can be found on rocky hills, bluffs along the coastline, beaches, sand flats and sand dunes that are below 500 feet. The pale pink flower has an orange to yellow center. It blooms beginning the middle of spring and on into early fall weather. The foliage of the seaside daisy is evergreen and drought-tolerant, making it a hardy addition to your flower garden.
Butterfly Gardens Butterflies are attracted to seaside daisies, so if you have a butterfly garden, be sure to plant some in it. Seaside daisies flower from early spring to early fall, providing nectar to butterflies and other beneficial pollinating insects. The insect appeal of the seaside daisy also makes it a great choice to plant between your vegetable beds to draw pollinating insects to your flowering vegetables, which may increase the amount of vegetables your garden produces.
Planting Preferences The seaside daisy prefers living in sandy or clay soils and mild climates. It can tolerate salty sea spray and cold fog that comes in from the ocean. Seaside daisies can live in temperatures as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit and as high as 110 degrees Fahrenheit, as long as they are not exposed to the hot afternoon sun. Seaside daisies are often used as border plants for walkways or flower gardens. Regular watering, combined with deadheading can encourage the daisies to bloom all year. Cover the ground around the seaside daisies with mulch to keep the soil moist.
Deadheading Seaside Daisies Removing the spent flower stalk and seed head of the seaside daisy will rejuvenate the plant and encourage it to grow more flowers. Cut off the flower stalks with sharp garden shears, down at the first set of leaves below the flower stalk of the daisy. This stops the plant from putting energy into producing seed. Instead, it puts that energy into growing new leaves and flowers. Cut back the daisy plant completely every two to three years to encourage new growth in the evergreen plant.