Daisy (Bellis Perennis)

Daisy (Bellis perennis), flower of the garden

The daisy comes in about fifteen species, some of which grow spontaneously in our regions. It is a rustic and very common flower in Europe, on lawns, meadows, paths and areas of short grass.

Like some other herbaceous flowers, it has the distinction of closing at night and opening in the morning to bloom in the sun, or during the showers, even a little before, which allows in the countryside to predict rain slightly in advance. In herbal medicine, flowers and leaves are used to fight against hypertension and arteriosclerosis. They are also edible, raw salad or cooked puree.

  • Family: composed
  • Type: biennial
  • Origin: Europe
  • Color: white, pink, yellow, red
  • cutting: may June
  • Planting: any
  • Flowering: April to September
  • Height: 10 cm

Soil and ideal exposure to plant a daisy in a garden or in a pot

The daisy likes any light, moist, moist soil in the sun or partial shade.

Date of sowing, planting, potting daisies

This plant multiplies by sowing in late summer. Count 15 to 20 feet per square meter. It must be known that it is an invasive plant that is naturally resurrected.

Board of maintenance and culture of the daisy

Regular watering is recommended during the blooming season. Remove faded flowers regularly. Do not keep the flowers for several years because the flowers degenerate.

Diseases, pests and parasites of daisies

Slugs, snails

Pomponnette: double flower, red, Carpet: very small flower

Video: Flower Gardening Tips: How to Grow English Daisy (Bellis Perennis).

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