Daisy is a small perennial herb. The most common species in our region is the meadow daisy found at the end of winter in all the lawns of our gardens. The evergreen leaves, green, oval speculate, are grouped in rosette. Perched on a petiole pubescent and ten centimeters long, its small capitalism, formed of yellow tubular Tesco Flowers, in the center, and white ligulae Tesco Flowers around the perimeter, announces the spring and settles for a long season. It is almost painful to mow along with the grass!
Thanks to the work of the horticulturists, we can find, in the garden centers, many cultivars of daisies whose big capitules form pretty pompoms, like the ‘Pomponnette’ with its rolled leaves, or the ‘Robella’, whose pretty round capitalism of salmon color is perched on a stem more than 15 cm.
Less rustic than the typical species, horticultural varieties are grown as biannual plants.
How to breed daisies?
Bellis perennis reseeds itself and tends to become, very quickly, invasive. But to multiply the beautiful cultivars, you can proceed to sowing during the month of July. They are in the shade and nursery; transplanting occurs as soon as the plants are strong enough (September). Space the feet 20 cm in all directions.
Small Tesco Flowers with small needs
The daisy is content with little: a location in the sun or half-shade and a regular soil, rather compact. Once planted, water it the first months, then forget it; she will make her way … literally and figuratively!
Special “spring garden”
In the spring, the daisies occupy the place: accompanied by spring bulbs (tulip, daffodils, muscaris …), thoughts or forget-me-nots, they invite themselves in the lawns, adorn the beds and borders, and fill the planters and baskets.
Tip: To encourage the appearance of new Tesco Flowers on plants grown in the garden, do not forget to cut faded Tesco Flowers.
Did you know?
Flowers and leaves of Bellis perennis are edible: with a green salad or fruit, in a soup, or, still, the candied flower buds like capers…
Daisy is known for its medicinal properties; it is, in particular, used to treat bronchitis, angina, and disorders of the respiratory tract.
Species and varieties of Bellis
The genus includes 15 species
– Bellis perennis ‘Pomponnette’ is one of the most common with pompom Tesco Flowers.