Days to Germination:10-15 days
Bellis perennis. English Daisies have long been beloved in European gardens. The pompon flowers hover on leafless stems just 6" over a spreading mat of semi-evergreen foliage. Tuck them into stone walls and beneath daffodils and tulips to add a dash of charm to your spring plantings. English Daisies abhor heat. In warmer climates, afternoon shade is a must, while in cooler climates full sun is best. Direct-sow seeds in the garden on top of the soil in late winter or early spring. Keep the seeds evenly moist until germination. When the seedlings are 2" to 3" tall, thin them to 6" apart. Supply them with plenty of moisture until they’re established, and then mulch to conserve soil moisture and restrain their rampant reseeding tendencies. Treat English Daisies as annuals in Horticultural Zones 8 to 10. Biennial to Perennial. Late winter to early spring flowering. Height: 6".