English daisy

Bellis perennis

Photo/Illustration: 
Melissa Lucas
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English daisy (Bellis perennis)
BELL-iss per-EN-nis
Genus:  Bellis
English daisy bears stems topped with a single white, daisy-like flower. The flowers are tinged maroon and yellow; but cultivars are available with single, semi-double, or double button flowers in shades of white, pink, salmon, and ruby. The plant's smooth, spoon-shaped leaves form neat rosettes. This carpeting perennial is often grown as a biennial. Its many cultivars are used for bedding out or container displays.
Care:  It prefers cool summers; deadhead to prevent self-seeding.
Propagation:  Sow seed in early spring; divide plants in early spring or after flowering.
Problems:  Fungal leaf spots

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Spring,
Late Summer,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Orange/Salmon Flower,
Pink Flower,
White Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower,
Dried Flower,
Ground Covers,
Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Annuals

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