ENGLISH DAISY Bellis perennis
Perennial - Permanent Plant - Height 6 inches
Also known as double daisy, it is well known in English and old time flower gardens. Its fluffy red, white and pink flowers are borne on 3 to 5 inch stems. Combines well with Spring flowering bulbs and other low growing flowers in beds, borders, rock gardens and containers.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seeds indoors in early spring for flowers that year, or sow later directly outdoors mid spring through fall for blooms early the following year. Firm seed into soil with back of hand.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When seedlings are 1-2 inches tall thin or transplant to 6-8 inches apart each way.
GERMINATION: About one week indoors, longer outdoors depending upon soil and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
English Daisies grow best in full sun or part sun and shade. Plant them in fairly rich to average soil. Pick flowers as they fade to prolong blooming season. Plants can spread rapidly from one season to the next.