Bellis perennis (Lawn Daisy, English Daisy, Mixed) is a perennial flowering plant native to Europe and Western Asia. It is a popular ornamental plant in gardens and lawns worldwide. The plant typically grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and has a spreading habit, forming a low, compact rosette of dark green, spoon-shaped leaves.
The flowers of English Daisy are produced on long, slender stems that rise above the foliage. The flowers come in a variety of colors, including white, pink, red, and various shades of each color. They are small, only about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter, with numerous petals arranged in a single, flat layer. The flowers bloom from early spring to late summer and are an important nectar source for bees and other pollinators.
English Daisy prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. It is a hardy plant and can withstand cold temperatures and frost. The plant is often used as a ground cover or in border plantings, and it can be propagated by seed or division.
In addition to its ornamental value, English Daisy has a long history of medicinal use. The plant has been used to treat a variety of ailments, including coughs, colds, and wounds. It is also a popular ingredient in herbal teas and has a mild, slightly bitter flavor.
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Scientific Name: Bellis Perennis
Common Name: English Daisy Mixed
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Native Range: Northern Africa, Western Asia, Europe
Full Growth Height: 4-6 inches
Width in Across: 6-8 inches
Zone: 4 to 8
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Blooming Season: May to July
Flower: Showy with Layered Petals
Flower Color: Light, Dark Pink with Yellow Epicenter
Water Requirement: Medium
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Chalk, Clay
Gardening Use: Beds and Borders, Cottage Gardens, Garden Edging