Common Names: Daisy, Bachelor's Button. Daisy: English; Common; Annual; Meadow; Corsican; Southern; Spanish. Family: Asteraceae. Life Cycle: Hardy perennial usually grown as a hardy annual or hardy biennial by gardeners. Height: 3 to 8 inches (5 to 20 cm). Native: Europe.
Growing Region: Zones 3 to 9. Flowers: Late spring and summer. Flower Details: Composite flower. Flowers are on single stalks. White, red or pink; usually with a yellow eye. Foliage: Basal leaves.
Sow Outdoors: Surface. Early spring before the last frost or in autumn. Sow in mid-summer or autumn in warmer areas. Spacing 5 to 8 inches (12 to 20 cm). Sow Indoors: Germination time: ten days to four weeks in the light. Temperature 70°F (21°C). Transplant outdoors following the last frost in cool areas; or in late summer or early autumn in warmer areas.
Requirements: Full sunlight or partial shade. Moist soil. Rich soil. Regular watering. Requires a feed early in the growing season. Supply mulch in cooler areas to help over-wintering seedlings. Can be divided once flowering has finished.
How to Grow and Care for Bellis Species such as Daisy
When growing Bellis outdoors it is best to sow out the seeds on the surface from spring to mid summer.
They prefer to grow in rich soil and prefer lightly shaded or sunny areas of the garden.