Bellis (English Daisy) BEL-iss
Bellis, or English Daisy, is a perennial grown as a biennial with a rosette of spoon-shaped dark green leaves and masses of cute, pompom-like fully double flowers in shades of red, pink or white. Blooming in Spring and early Summer, they prefer cool-weather and often decline when hot weather arrives. Bellis self-seeds, maintaining it’s presence in the garden for years to come. Popular as a bedding or container plant, it is often used to underplant tulips and other tall Spring bulbs. A full sun to part-shade lover, it is best grown in rich, moist, well-drained soil. Part-shade is preferred in areas with hot summers. Removing faded flowers will keep plants blooming well into summer.