Container Garden Design: English Daisy

by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)

Pictures of Flowers: English Daisy

Pictures of Flowers: English Daisy

Pictures of Flowers: English Daisy
A daisy by any other name would smell so sweet

Container Garden Design: English Daisy

Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Lynne Hand and Flickr

A large, heavy, strong-looking container and just one type of blooming plant: English daisies in white, pink and red.

English daisy (Bellis Perennis) is a herbaceous perennial, often treated as an annual in warmer zones or as a biennial in cooler areas.

It doesn't do well in the heat of the summer, so if you choose to plant it, be aware that it might need to be replaced as the gardening season progresses.

They grow best in sun to part shade, rich potting mix and require consistent moisture. They are not prone to insect problems or diseases.

English daisies are readily available in nurseries, but they are easy to start from seed. Just remember, they act as biennial in most areas, so if you plant seeds in early spring, the plants won't bloom till next year.

They form low rosettes of leaves and the flowers only reach up to six inches in height. The blooms are dainty, round, up to two inches in diameter with a bright yellow eye in the center.Want more? Use the arrows below to see more lovely container garden designs, all with identified plants and care advice.

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