Felicia aethiopica is a common garden subject. It offers a dense evergreen mass of attractive foliage, covered in bright blue daisies with yellow centres just about all the year round. The leaves have scattered soft hairs. Leaves are elliptic or oval. The plant can be distinguished by the three veins on each of its involucral bracts at the base of the flower from F. amelloides, a very similar species within the genus. F. amelloides has only has one such vein on its bracts (Manning, 2009).
The plant grows coastally and inland in the southern parts of the Western and Eastern Cape. There are 83 species in the Felicia genus, 78 of which are indigenous to South Africa. most of them in the Cape. The fruits are small and produced in masses.
The seeds are dispersed by wind. There is a small tuft of hairs, called a pappus, attached to each fruit. These hairs support the seed in flight to find a new spot for germinating a new plant (www.plantzafrica.com).