English daisy bellis perennis

English Daisy

Punch up cool-season scenery with the cheery faces of English daisy. Also known as lawn daisy, this bright and perky plant used to decorate the lawns of Medieval castles and cottages in Northern, Central and Western Europe. No longer just an English daisy, this pretty flower traveled to America with colonists and has naturalized in much of the nation.
English daisy (Bellis perennis) carpets the ground with tufts of small spoon-shaped leaves, which can be evergreen in mild-winter regions. Flowers on this daisy feature a bright yellow button center surrounded with a fringe of narrow petals. The original English daisy of the Medieval Era had white or blush pink petals on flowers less than an inch across.
Modern breeders have updated this old-fashioned favorite, introducing bigger blooms up to 2 inches across on 3- to 5-inch stems. The color palette has expanded to embrace glowing shades in the red-white range, including pink, salmon, rose, ruby and nearly red. Some English daisy blossoms now have semi-double or double petals. A few varieties feature so many petals that the yellow center is nearly invisible.
English daisy is typically sold for fall and winter color in regions with mild winters. Where summers are cool, the plants can often survive into—and maybe through—summer. In warmer regions, plants languish and disappear from sight when summer heat arrives. Technically the USDA lists English daisy as perennial or biennial in Zones 4 to 7, but conditions must be just right for them to truly perennialize. In Zones 8 and higher, treat this little daisy as an annual.
Look for transplants of English daisy for sale in the fall. Give these bloomers a spot in full sun or part shade. Afternoon shade is ideal, especially in warmer regions, and it’s the secret to having plants last longer into spring, as temperatures start to creep higher. Tuck English daisy into moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Plants really benefit from organic matter, especially when native soil is clay or sand.
Keep English daisy transplants moist while they’re establishing. As plants mature, apply a 2-inch mulch layer. This helps maintain soil moisture and is your secret weapon against intense self-sowing. English daisy is a happy self-sower, spreading seed prolifically. In warmest regions, this really isn’t a problem, because hot summers keep plants in check. But in areas with cooler summers, self-sowing can create a carpet of English daisies. Remove spent blooms to prevent self-sowing, or count on mulch to keep seeds from contacting soil.
Use English daisies with winter pansies, violas, flowering stock, sweet alyssum or flowering kale. Plant them in pots or beds. They make a great partner for early tulips, helping to hide fading foliage. English daisies are short enough to naturalize in a lawn without interfering with grass growth.

English Daisy, Lawn Daisy, Bruisewort

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Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown – Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown – Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown – Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown – Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Other details:

Unknown – Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Atmore, Alabama

Auburn, Alabama

Anchorage, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska

Seward, Alaska

CARLOTTA, California

Norco, California

Richmond, California

San Francisco, California

Augusta, Georgia

Hampton, Illinois

Kansas City, Kansas

Daggett, Michigan

Pinconning, Michigan

Troy, New York

Holly Springs, North Carolina

Dayton, Ohio

Haviland, Ohio

Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

Marion, South Carolina

Norfolk, Virginia

Indianola, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Orchards, Washington

Spokane, Washington

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English Daisy

English Daisy

A wonderful cool-season perennial, English daisy boasts cheery blooms as long as the weather is mild. Oftentimes, these plants are treated as annuals due to their temperamental nature in the heat of the summer. English daisy is also referred to as lawn daisy because of its ability to establish in lawns almost to the point of invasiveness. This low-growing plant makes a great companion to other cool-season plants like pansies and ornamental kale.

genus name
  • Bellis perennis
light
  • Part Sun,
  • Sun
plant type
  • Perennial
height
  • 6 to 12 inches
width
  • 6-12 inches wide
flower color
  • Red,
  • White,
  • Pink
foliage color
  • Blue/Green
season features
  • Spring Bloom,
  • Fall Bloom,
  • Summer Bloom
special features
  • Low Maintenance,
  • Good for Containers,
  • Cut Flowers
zones
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7,
  • 8
propagation
  • Seed

Garden Plans For English Daisy

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Colorful Combinations

English daisy plants create beautiful, low mats of foliage topped with neat blooms. Originally, you could only find varieties with single rows of petals and a yellow center. Now, the flowers are often sold in double forms, with blossoms so full of petals you can’t even see the center. These beauties come in a variety of pink and red shades, blending all the way into white.

English Daisy Care Must-Knows

English daisy plants are fairly easy to grow but have a few conditions they won’t tolerate. These cool-season perennials perform best in cool weather. During the summer heat, especially in southern climates, these plants will stop blooming and ultimately decline as a whole. That is why typically these plants are treated as either biennials or cool-season annuals.

If you are growing your own English daisy plants from seed, they generally require a cold period in order to induce flowering. In mild climates, this can be done by planting young plants outdoors in the fall and leaving them through the winter to bloom in early spring. English daisy is primarily grown from seed and can become mildly invasive in some areas—this is where it gets one of its common names, lawn daisy. In areas where the plants are hardy and without extremely hot summers, they can seed quite aggressively in lawns, and their foliage can compete with other plants and grasses.

Plant English daisy in well-drained, evenly moist soil for best results. English daisy does not appreciate drought, and likes consistently moist soil, so make sure to water it during droughts. For the best display of flowers, plant it in full sun. It can take part shade, and actually will perform better when sheltered in hot places.

As the flowers of English daisy fade, they will benefit from deadheading. Removing the old blooms will encourage more blooms and keep the plants from spending energy on producing seed.

More Varieties of English Daisy

‘Galaxy Red’ English daisy

Bellis ‘Galaxy Red’ is one variety in the Galaxy Series. Others are ‘Galaxy Rose’ and ‘Galaxy White’. All form low-growing carpets of daisies with a bright yellow eye. Zones 4-8

‘Habanera Mix’ English daisy

Bellis ‘Habanera Mix’ offers large, double flowers in pink, red, and white. They grow 6 inches tall. Zones 4-8

‘Pomponette’ English daisy

Bellis ‘Pomponette’ is a mix of red, rose, and white very double daisies with quilled petals. Zones 4-8

‘Tasso Pink’ English daisy

Bellis ‘Tasso Pink’ produces double soft pink flowers on compact 6-inch-tall plants.

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The quintessential cottage flower, pinks are treasured for their grasslike blue-green foliage and abundant starry flowers, which are often spicily fragrant. Depending on the type of pink, flowers appear in spring or summer and tend to be pink, red, white, rose, or lavender, but they come in nearly all shades except true blue. Plants range from tiny creeping groundcovers to 30-inch-tall cut flowers, which are a favorite with florists. Foliage is blue-green. Shown above: ‘Firewitch’ dianthus

From tiny, cheerful Johnny jump-ups to the stunning 3-inch blooms of Majestic Giant pansies, the genus Viola has a spectacular array of delightful plants for the spring garden. They’re must-haves to celebrate the first days of spring since they don’t mind cold weather and can even take a little snow and ice! They’re pretty planted in masses in the ground, but also cherished for the early color they bring to pots, window boxes, and other containers. By summer, pansies bloom less and their foliage starts to brown. It’s at this time that you’ll have to be tough and tear them out and replant with warm-season annuals, such as marigolds or petunias. But that’s part of their charm—they are an ephemeral celebration of spring!

Few gardens should be without the easy charm of snapdragons. They get their name from the fact that you can gently squeeze the sides of the intricately shaped flower and see the jaws of a dragon head snap closed. The blooms come in gorgeous colors, including some with beautiful color variations on each flower. Plus, snapdragons are an outstanding cut flower. Gather a dozen or more in a small vase and you’ll have one of the prettiest bouquets around. Snapdragons are especially useful because they’re a cool-season annual, coming into their own in early spring when the warm-season annuals, such as marigolds and impatiens, are just being planted. They’re also great for fall color. Plant snapdragon in early spring, a few weeks before your region’s last frost date. Deadhead regularly for best bloom and fertilize regularly. Snapdragons often self-seed in the landscape if not deadheaded, so they come back year after year, though the colors from hybrid plants will often be muddy looking. In mild regions, the entire plant may overwinter if covered with mulch. Shown above: ‘Rocket Red’ snapdragon

Daisy

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Daisy, any of several species of garden plants belonging to the family Asteraceae (also called Compositae). The name daisy commonly denotes the oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and the English, or true, daisy (Bellis perennis). These and other plants called daisies are distinguished by a flower composed of 15 to 30 white ray flowers surrounding a bright yellow disk flower. The oxeye daisy is native to Europe and Asia but has become a common wild plant in the United States. This perennial grows to a height of about 2 feet (60 cm) and has oblong, incised leaves and long petioles (leafstalks). Its solitary flowers are about 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) in diameter, and the ray flowers are white in colour. The cultivated Shasta daisy (L. ×superbum) resembles the oxeye daisy but has larger flower heads that may reach a diameter of 4 inches (10 cm).

Shasta daisiesYellow and white Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum ×superbum).William Manning/Corbis

Members of the genus Bellis are perennials that have solitary flower heads borne on long stalks; the disk flowers are yellow, the ray flowers white or purple. The English daisy, B. perennis, is often used as a bedding plant. It has numerous spoon-shaped, slightly hairy leaves near its base that form a rosette. The plant has leafless flower stalks and hairy bracts (leaflike structures) below the flower heads. Some varieties of the English daisy have double flowers; others may have pink or red ray flowers surrounding the bright yellow disk. Like the oxeye, the English daisy is native to Europe but has become a common wild plant in the United States.

Home gardeners everywhere are growing daisies from seed or division. The simple white flowers with yellow button centers stand tall, gracing our landscapes with abundant blossoms, long after other flowers are fading away (see our article Summer Flowers for Color to learn more).

Beautiful both in the garden and as cut flowers, daisies (Bellis perennis) are hardy, drought-tolerant,and provide years of gorgeous, old-fashioned blossoms. Unique African annual varieties come in a multitude of intriguing colors.

The popular Shasta daisy, a good variety for high altitude, low water locations, is probably what most people think of when they think daisy. This hardy classic perennial stands 2-3 feet tall.

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Quick Guide: Planting, Growing & Caring for Daisies

  1. Simple easy-care plant
  2. Propagate from seed, local nursery stock, or find a friend who needs to divide their plants
  3. Need full sun and average soil, though better soil produces healthier plants
  4. Plant just before the last frost — cold hardy
  5. Bloom early summer through fall
  6. Long-lasting as cut flowers

Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Maturity: 90-120 days from seed to flower
Height: 24 to 36 inches
Spacing: 12 to 24 inches apart in all directions

Site Preparation

Daisies like rich, fast draining soil, ample water and plenty of sunshine. However, they are very adaptable and will tolerate poor soil conditions and partial shade. Work some well-aged animal manure or organic compost into the soil to help promote abundant blooms. Read our article How to Prepare Garden Soil for Planting here.

How to Plant

Easy to grow from seed, division or nursery stock. Plant directly into the soil 1/8 inch deep when a light frost is still possible. Seeds will germinate in 10-20 days and plants will bloom the following year – after one season’s growth. Apply an organic all-purpose fertilizer early in the season to promote strong, sturdy growth. Prior to blooming, switch to a bud and bloom booster high in phosphorus to promote spectacular flowers.

Remove the spent flowers, or use them as cuttings in flower arrangements to extend the flowering season into the fall. Plants should be cut down to the ground in late fall.

Insect & Disease Problems

Insects and disease are not typically a problem with daisies. However, keep an eye out for slugs and snails and treat with diatomaceous earth or other natural pest control methods, if necessary.

Foliage and flowers are also susceptible to several diseases such as gray mold, powdery mildew and Verticillium wilt, which will disfigure leaves and flowers. To reduce plant diseases:

  • Avoid overhead watering whenever possible
  • Properly space plants to improve air circulation
  • Apply organic fungicides to prevent further infection

Seed Saving Instructions

Daisies are heavy seed producers. When the flowers dry out, cut them off and hang upside down in bundles. The seeds are contained in the heads between the spikes. Once the heads are dry, they can be hand-crushed and the seed winnowed from the chaff. Learn more about saving heirloom flower seeds here.

English Daisy (Bellis Perennis Double mix) 200 seeds (#1628)

This English daisy with wonderful large double flower heads provide long – lasting colour for spring bedding dispalys, as an edging plant and in garden containers.
Preferring cool temperatures, this diminutive perennial struggles in extreme heat, so is best planted in part shade where summers are hot. Otherwise, it can be planted in full sun and should be provided with fertile, moist soil. It makes a fine edging plants for cottage gardens and perennial borders, and is lovely in containers or planted among spring-blooming bulbs.
English daisy is native to grasslands and woodland edges of Europe as far east as Turkey. These plants produce small, basal clumps of semi-evergreen foliage that may spread by rhizomes over time in cool summer climates.
Info source: http://learn2grow.com/plants/bellis-perennis-pomponette-pink-pomponette-series/
Genus – Bellis
Species – Perennis
Variety – Double mix
Common name – English Daisy
Pre-Treatment – Not-required
Hardiness zones – 4 – 8
Height – 0,15 m
Spread – 0,15 – 0,20 m
Plant type – Biennial flower
Exposure – Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate – Medium
Soil PH – Acid, neutral
Soil type – Loam, well drained
Water requirements – Average
Landscape uses – Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border
Bloom season – April – June
Leaf / Flower color – Green / White, pink, red, rose
GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Sow from June to August indoors or from June to July outside in a prepared seeds bed or trays with seed compost.
Cover lightly with fine compost, keep moist and away from direct sunlight.
Best temperature for germination – +18-+20C.

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Growing Region: Zones 4 -10 Perennial (Biennial). Height: under 6 inches. Requirements: Full sunlight to Part Shade. Flowers Summer to first frost. Flower Details: Red, pink, white. The original English Daisy is the wildflower Daisy that is often seen growing in lawns throughout the world. This rosette forming, low-growing biennial includes flowers in shades of white, pink or rose-red. The bright 2″ flowers appear in succession, on 6″ stems from April through June.
Plant English Daisies 6″ apart in light, rich, moisture retaining soil after all danger of frost has passed.
Water regularly and thoroughly. English Daisies do no like to dry out!
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