English Daisy (Bellis perennis)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
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: 2-4 inches (5-10 cm)
Plant Spread: 4 inches (10 cm)
Leaves: Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Salad greens
Cooked greens
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Leaves
Flowers
Eating Methods: Tea
Raw
Cooked
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
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Self
Beetles
Flies
Bees

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The Top 25 DaisiesThe Top 25 Daisies
By dave on August 2, 2014

We know coneflowers are grown and loved by all, but what about daisies? There are 24 genera in our database that contain plants that are considered daisies. Among such a vast reach of plants, which are the most popular among ATP members? Let's have a look!

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Date: 2010-04-11The underside of the petals is tinged deep pink
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Location: Northumberland, UKDate: 2020-04-20
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Location: my brothers garden, Vichte, BelgiumDate: 28th April 2007
By bonitin
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Location: CZ SiremDate: 4000-05-08
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C. Date: 2017-06-03 1:49 pm. Blooms for four to five months - a nice bonus.
By HemNorth
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2008-04-28Some years it does better than others, it seems to like untrodden
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Date: 2014-02-28
By Paul2032
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Date: 2007-04-13Photo courtesy of: Klasse im Garten
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Date: 2015-07-13Credit florum
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Date: 2015-07-13Credit florum
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonGrowing in lawn for color pop
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Location: Northumberland, UKDate: 2008-05-07
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Posted by KFredenburg (Morgan Hill, CA) on Jun 21, 2020 1:27 PM

It may be with this plant that the word "daisy" originated. It means "day's eye" and comes from Anglo-Saxon daeges ege. English Daisy folds up its rays at night and opens them again at dawn—the "eye of the day." This pretty flower is a common weed in lawns, especially in the cool moist region near the coast. A "double" form is planted as an ornamental.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - 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
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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.
gochna On March 12, 2020 Seeds sown
cast the seeds directly onto the ground in several sections of the meadow
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