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Types of Yellow Daisies With Black Centers

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Choosing which types of flowers to plant in your garden and lawn can be tricky. One way to narrow down your options to choose from is to pick a type of flower you like and choose a color scheme. There are 20,000 species of daisies some of which have yellow petals and black centers.

Black-eyed Susans

Black-eyed susans are a common type of daisy that you can often find in open woods and along roadsides. They are versatile and hardy plants that can adjust to many levels of water and many types of soil. In fact, they often push other plants out of an area. The flower can grow over 3 feet tall and they have 6-inch-long green leaves. The flowers themselves are 3 inches across. The plant only lives for two years before it dies, though it is a prolific self-seeder.

Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera daisies are a bright, popular type of flower that comes in a variety of colors. Certain strains have canary yellow petals with dark black centers. The plant has a medium or light green, thick stem with thick leaves on it. The flower is 3 to 5 inches in diameter. The flower grows well when it has partial sunlight.

African Daisies

African daisies originated in South Africa and commonly grow in warm and dry climates. The blooms are a wide variety of shades of yellow with black centers. The blooms are 2 to 4 inches in diameter. The flowers grow 4 to 12 inches high. The foliage on the plant is medium green to gray green with bushy leaves.


Coreopsis is another type of yellow daisy that is sometimes referred to as a tickseed. Like the black-eyed susan, coreopsis are hardy as they grow along roadsides and in fields. The flower has bright yellow leaves with a black or dark brown center. It is the state flower of Florida.

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