Different types of daisies vary tremendously, despite that most people are typically familiar with one type of daisy. When you think of a daisy, you probably envision the white petals and leggy green stems. This is the Shasta Daisy, a popular daisy that's simple, romantic and classic. Beyond the beloved Shasta, there are several other varieties of daisies that grow in different sizes, colors and shapes. These perennial flowers are suitable for gardens, arrangements, bouquets and crafts.
Gerbera Daisies are most commonly sold in bouquets and small planters designed for gifts. This type of daisy, which features large blooms in incredibly vibrant colors such as pink, orange and yellow, has a fun, retro look. Though it is possible to grow Gerbera Daisies on your own, they're rather finicky and do best in a greenhouse environment, making them best suited for occasional use.
Black-Eyed Susans are a hardy favorite, but they should be maintained in a controlled garden, as they spread quickly and can overtake the root systems of other plants. They can grow over three feet tall and feature long, skinny stems and yellow flowers with a dark center. These drought-tolerant flowers are one of the easiest varieties to grow, as they thrive in a variety of soils as long as they get plenty of bright sun.
These brightly colored daisies are available in a multitude of colors and feature blooms that are between the size of a quarter and a half dollar coin. These annual flowers are annual, but they will reseed themselves, so it's not always necessary to replant them. Most varieties are only about a foot tall, making them a great choice for bordering gardens.
Though some daisies can be tolerant of drought and poor soil, all prefer to grow in a well-drained area with lots of sun. When grown in shade or partial shade, daisies will not bloom properly. Some varieties may need to be thinned out annually to prevent overcrowding.