English Daisy (Bellis perennis)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 5-10 cm
Plant Spread: 10 cm
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Uses: Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: sow outdoors the year round
Pollinators: Self


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Posted by Bonehead (Pacific NW - Zone 8b) on May 29, 2013 9:27 AM

Introduced from Europe, is now widely established and has become naturalized in the Pacific Northwest. I have several happy colonies coexisting in my front lawn. Mowing just seems to bring on more flowers. Named after the Belides, one of whom died in fear of Vertumnus, the god of spring, and sank to the earth in the form of a daisy. Mine range from white to hot pink.

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Plant Events from our members
p1mkw From January 30, 2015 to February 1, 2015 Seeds germinated
Already germinated!
p1mkw On January 27, 2015 Seeds sown
Started seeds in plugs
Lioba On May 11, 2017 Obtained plant
Dug up a clump that grew where I didn't want it. First I put it in a tire and the rabbits loved it. I took out what survived and put it at the edge of my shade garden by the road. It gets afternoon sun as it is setting. My cat guards that area so the plants are safe. Now they are spreading.
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