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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    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


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Also Known As

    Woundwort


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    May - July


    Seasons

    Spring
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 0.5'
    Max Spread: 0.75'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Annual
  • Herb
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southwestern Eurasia


    History

    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.


    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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