English daisy flowers (Bellis perennis L.) have a yellow disk in the center and are surrounded with delicate petals of white, pink or even red. Flower stems usually reach 3 to 6 inches in height. Although it is a perennial, English Daisy is typically grown for ornamental purposes as a biennial in the South or as an annual in the North.
The cultivar ‘Bellisima’ produces small basal clumps of semi-evergreen foliage and bears many large, double, cushion-like daisies of a variety of colors. These appear on upright, green leafless stems and may bloom from late winter to summer and sporadically into mid-fall. This cheerful perennial makes a fine addition to cottage gardens, containers and perennial borders.
Growing & Caring
Easily grown in organically rich, fertile, consistently moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
English daisy struggles in extreme heat, so where summers are hot it is best to plant it in part shade. This is particularly true for southern areas with hot summers.
In cool summer conditions plants may spread aggressively by spreading crowns and self-seeding.