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Interesting Facts

When someone refers to a "daisy", chances are this is the plant they have in mind. The English Daisy is the archetypal daisy. It's native to much of Europe, and can become rather invasive in North America. The name "daisy" is actually a corruption of the term "day's eye". The reasoning behind this is because the floral head of the English Daisy appears to blink as it closes at night and opens during the day. These plants are also known to have astringent properties.

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Daisy   Bellissima™ White' (Bellis perennis)

Bellis perennis 'Bellissima™ White' features dense double white flower heads made up of tiny ray florets.  These small ground hugging plants will load up with color from late winter all the way through late summer!  A great ground cover for edging pathways or for the front of a planting border.  Unique and fun, this little daisy will come back year after year to color your landscape.

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Plant Types: Perennial
Light: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 6 inches to 10 inches
Width: 5 inches to 8 inches
Zones: 4a to 8b
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Seasons: Early spring, Mid spring, Late spring, Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer, Late winter
Leaf Color: Green
Special Features: Not North American native
Shape: Spreading or horizontal
Fertilizer: Miracle-Gro® Water Soluble Bloom Booster® Flower Food
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Plant Care

These plants are generally propagated by seed, and their seeds tend to have high rates of successful germination. Plant the seeds in the fall for flowers to appear in the spring.

Plant Growth:

English Daisies do well in full sun. If in warmer areas, keep plant in light shade, as these plants prefer cooler temperatures.


Blooms more heavily during spring and early summer, but will have sporadic flowering until frost. The only factor that dictates when English Daisies flower is time. This means that the timing of their blooms is dependent on when the seeds germinate.

Soil and Irrigation:

Plant requires good soil and moderate to lots of water.


As soon as the first leaves have been established, you can begin fertilizing; however, use a light fertilizer concentration at first.