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With its cute white flower, this petite daisy makes a charming addition to the garden. It is usually grown as a short-lived perennial, but it will reseed if permitted.

Latin Name

Bellis perennis



Also Known As


Type of Plant

Perennials Perennials

Bloom Season

May - July


Spring Spring
Summer Summer


Max height Max Height: 0.5'
Max spread Max Spread: 0.75'


  • Flower Border
  • Annual
  • Herb
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun
    Part Shade Part Shade


    Native Range

    Southwestern Eurasia


    Due to its homeopathic qualities, English Daisy was included in the Hortus Medicus at Bethabara, North Carolina, which is known as the oldest medical garden in the country.

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b

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