Bellis English Daisy

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    • Perennial
    • Fully double flowers
    • White, pink and rose blooms
    • Compact, versatile plants
    • Great for tucking in containers

Bellis English Daisy

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Bellis perennis. Bellis English Daisy seeds produce compact, versatile plants that are hardy in Zones 3-9. The pompon like flowers are fully double, and can be deadheaded when they fade to prolong the flowering period. Plants stay very compact at only 15-20cm (6-8"), so they are great for tucking into containers or any little empty spot near the front of your flower beds. The plants are technically biennial, but will produce lots of self-sown seeds and return from year to year. This is a great option for adding low-growing flowers into lawn settings, but the seeds should be started in plugs - not just scattered over established lawns.

Biennial

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
0.5g (approx. 3150 seeds) FL3203A $3.49 In stock $0.00
5g (approx. 31500 seeds) FL3203B $9.99 In stock $0.00
25g (approx. 157500 seeds) FL3203C $39.99 In stock $0.00
1000g (approx. 6300000 seeds) FL3203E $699.99 In stock $0.00
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Quick Facts:

    • Perennial
    • Fully double flowers
    • White, pink and rose blooms
    • Compact, versatile plants
    • Great for tucking in containers

How To Grow

Here we will examine how to grow Bellis perennis English Daisy from seeds. Bellis is a versatile, low-growing, carpet-forming perennial plant with appealing pom-pon like flowers.

General
Bellis perennis is usually listed as English Daisy or just Daisy – but the latter could be used to describe any number of flowers. Bellis performs best in cooler gardens, and will fade during the heat of high summer.

Latin
Bellis perennis
Family: Asteraceae

Difficulty
Easy

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Zone: 3-9

Timing
Indoors, sow around 8-10 weeks before planting out. Outdoors: In Zones 3-7, direct sow midsummer to early autumn for flowers the following year. In Zones 8-9 either so in early spring when the soil is still cool and slight frost is still possible, or plant in autumn.

Starting
Sow on the surface of the soil. The seeds require light and a temperature of around 21°C (70°F). Expect germination in 10-25 days.

Growing
Feed early in the season, and provide ample water. Deadhead (remove spent flowers) regularly to prevent self-sowing. In hot summers, cut back after flowering.