Grow a garden filled with White, English Daisy flowers, from freshly harvested Bellis perennis flower seeds. White English Daisy is a popular selection for home gardeners because it is easy to grow and does't require much attention. The small, 1 inch flowers are pure white, accented with a bright yellow center. They are not very tall, reaching a mature height of only 4 to 6 inches tall. Most gardeners use them in masses to create a beautiful sea of white flowers. White English Daisy is also known to attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees & honeybees.
Single White, English Daisy is categorized as an perennial flowering plant, meaning that these plants will establish a deep root system in the first growing season. The plant life will wilt on the surface, during the cold months of winter. New, fresh plant life will then reemerge the following growing season, when temperatures are warm enough to sustain plant life.
White English Daisy is popularly grown as a ground cover due to it's short growth habit and attractive foliage. It can be mixed with a number of low growing plants and other daisies as well. Grow White English Daisy in flower beds, along borders, fences, driveways & stepping stones as well. These popular flowers also look great in pots & containers and can be sown in large numbers to cover a field or used in a naturalized setting.
- Type: Daisy Flower
- Season: Perennial
- Color: White
- Height: 4" - 6" Tall
- Width: 6" spread
- Environment: Full Sun
- Zone: 4 - 8
- Notes: Used in pots & containers, as well as flower beds and raised beds. Attracts beneficial insects to the garden. Makes a good groundcover.
Sowing The Seed
White English Daisy seeds are rather small, so it is recommended that you sow them on a calm day. The seeds are best established directly outdoors, when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Begin by clearing your sowing area of all unwanted plant life & weeds. Scatter the small, brown seeds directly to the surface of the soil. Do not cover the seeds as they will require direct light to germinate properly.
White English Daisy can also be started indoors, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. We recommend using peat pots for easier transplanting, as you can directly transplant the entire pot into the garden.
White English Daisy will thrive an an area that receives full sunlight to partial shade. They require temperatures of at least 70F for optimal growth and a sowing medium that is neutral. Any regular potting mix can work, however you need to make sure that the area is well drained. To increase your drainage, we reccomend adding a light compost to any areas that consist of hard, compact soil. Water the seeds daily, with a mist setting, until germination has occurred.
Germination & Growth
Your seeds will begin to sprout within roughly 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants will reach a mature height of only 4 to 6 inches tall and can be spaced about 4 to 6 inches apart from one another. White English Daisy looks best when sown by the masses. They can be used to create a sea of beautiful white flowers in flower beds, along borders, in pots & containers, or even in a naturalized setting as well.