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Bellis perennis (English daisy)

Bellis perennis Photo/Illustration: Melissa Lucas

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Bellis perennis BELL-iss per-EN-nis Common Name: English daisy 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
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, Ground Covers, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Annuals

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