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English daisy

Bellis perennis

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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.

CareIt prefers cool summers; deadhead to prevent self-seeding.

PropagationSow seed in early spring; divide plants in early spring or after flowering.

ProblemsFungal leaf spots

  • Genus : Bellis
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Type : Annuals
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Spring, Late Summer, Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Flower Color : Pink, White, Yellow
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches
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