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Care of the plant Bellis perennis or Common daisy.

Care of the plant Bellis perennis or Common daisy

The genus Bellis, family Asteraceae, comprises 12 species of perennial plants native to Europe and the Mediterranean region. Some species are: Bellis perennis, Bellis annua, Bellis sylvestris, Bellis rotundifolia.

Common names: English daisy, Common daisy, Lawn daisy, Bruisewort, Woundwort. This species is native to western, central and northern Europe.

They are herbaceous plants with rounded leaves of deep green color and that reach 45 cm in height. Its striking compound flowers can be of various colors: red, pink, yellow, white (with the center always yellow). They can bloom in spring or fall.

They are used in rockery, flower beds or to cover areas between bulbous plants.

Bellis perennis needs full sun or semi-shade exposure and mild temperatures. In Mediterranean climates it's better to place them in semi-shade.

They are easy to grow plants that grow in normal garden soil with a bit of coarse sand. They can be transplanted at any time, even in full bloom.

Water frequently in summer and moderately the rest of the year.

Fertilize with compost or manure before planting.

The greatest danger for these plants is botrytis (fungi), which is produced by overwatering.

They propagate easily by seeds sown in late winter.

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Bellis perennis
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Bellis perennis
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Bellis perennis
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