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Daisy (Bellis perennis)

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Name: Common Daisy, Lawn Daisy (Bellis perennis)

Description: The Daisy is a herbaceous perennial native to vast portions of Europe and West Asia and now common in most areas of the populated world. It is primarily grown for ornamental purposes due to its many bright and colourful flowers, as well as medicinally for its astringent properties and as digestive aid.

Detail of flowers.

Size: This plant usually grows quite close to the ground and reaches heights of around 3 - 7 cm. In some conditions it will grow quite bushy and reach around 20 - 35 cm in height.

Conditions: B. perennis is a fairly sturdy plant and will accustom to many different types of soil. Ideally a nutrient-rich and loamy soil is recommended for ideal growth.

Daisies intermingled with other shrub and a lawn.

Propagation: This species propagates by seed.

The flowers where seeds are formed.

When to plant: In a warm climate, B. perennis can be planted and grown all year around. In colder areas it is recommended to wait until mid-spring when the last frost is over.
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