Genus: Daisy

Bellis

Photo/Illustration: 
Melissa Buntin
Daisy (Bellis)
BELL-iss
Asteraceae
From late winter to summer, solitary flower stems bear single, semi-double, or double button flowers in shades of white, pink, salmon, and ruby; smooth, leaves form neat rosettes. Many varieties are grown as annuals/biennials and for container displays.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Bright colors in a diversity of daisy-like flower forms on rosette-forming, carpeting plants.
Care:  Well-drained, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. It prefers to grow in areas with cool summers. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.
Propagation: 

Sow seed in early spring; divide in early spring or after flowering.

Problems: 

Fungal leaf spots.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Bellis

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English daisy
Bellis perennis