Another wonderful perennial that has risen from simple wild beginnings is the Michaelmas Daisy. Commonly known here as the Easter Daisy, Michaelmas includes nearly 500 species native to every continent except Australia. The most beautiful forms are wildflowers of North America and Europe. These are the true asters and are some of the easiest, hardiest and most rewarding perennials to grow. From small, leafy rosettes arise tall, wiry branching stems of covered in clouds of small daisies with fine, rayed petals surrounding a yellow centre.
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