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True Daisy Bellis perennis

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
BEL-iss per-EN-niss
Description

Belllis perennis is a perennial grown as a tender biennial. Bellis in Latin means "pretty."

This plant likes sun with afternoon shade, prefers cool temperatures, as well as cool, moist, fertile soil. Belllis perennis often escapes from the flower garden into lawns, where it is considered a weed. This plant declines with summer heat. Belllis perennis's seasons are spring to early summer with sporadic flowering till frost. 

Flowers have a midly bitter flavor.  Eat them raw in salads and sandwiches or cooked in tea and soups.

Propagation: seed or division in spring; plant in fall

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#white#butterflies#pink#sun#full sun#partial shade#annual#early summer#spring#edible plant#perennial#white flowers#light shade#pink flowers#red flowers#playground#flower garden#dappled sunlight#plant in fall#daisy-like#children's garden#double flowers#cool temperatures#semi-double flowers#pollinator plant#edible garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#white#butterflies#pink#sun#full sun#partial shade#annual#early summer#spring#edible plant#perennial#white flowers#light shade#pink flowers#red flowers#playground#flower garden#dappled sunlight#plant in fall#daisy-like#children's garden#double flowers#cool temperatures#semi-double flowers#pollinator plant#edible garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Bellis
    Species:
    perennis
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Biennial
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Textural
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Edible
    Perennial
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit Type: Grain
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Good Cut
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    The flowers have white, pink, or red rays with a yellow center. It can be semi-double to double.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are 3-6 in.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Children's Garden
    Edible Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators