English Daisy (Bellis spp.)

English Daisy Plant Features

In early spring even the smallest flowers are appreciated and cherished. Bellis, commonly called English daisy, is a great example. This little perennial rarely grows over 8 inches tall, yet it's cheerful pom-pom like flowers pop into bloom in March and April when your garden needs an early burst of color. English daisy is a great plant for rock gardens, bulb beds, or containers. It prefers a partially shady location and thrive during cool, moist weather. English daisy flower colors include pink, blue, and white. Once the temperatures begin to climb, English daisy disappears until the following spring. These little beauties are biennial in nature, basically lasting two years.

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English Daisy Growing Instructions

English daisy prefers a partially shaded garden bed and rich, slightly moist soil. For best effect plant them in drifts or clumps to make the most of their pretty, pint-sized blooms. Or, use English daisy in pots and planters where their round pastel blooms can easily be seen.

Biennial in nature, English daisy generally takes root the first year, blooms in its second, and then dies back. Plant new English daisy every year for a steady stream of flowers. 

This lovely charmer is not recommended for human or animal consumption.

  • Water


  • Light

    Outside: Part sun

  • Colors




  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies

Complement your English Daisy

Although hellebores are at least twice as tall as bellis, they bloom at the same time so work well together in the same bed.

Our favorite varieties

Bellissima Red English Daisy

Bellissima Red English Daisy

Bellis 'Bellissimia Red'

Perk up spring containers with this red-flowering English daisy. This vigorous little bloomer is tolerant of cool temperatures.

Bellissima Rose English Daisy

Bellissima Rose English Daisy

Bellis 'Bellissima Rose'

Bellissima Rose English daisy produces cheerful powder-puff-like blooms in early spring. The double flowers have bright yellow centers.

Tasso Strawberries and Cream English Daisy

Tasso Strawberries and Cream English Daisy

Bellis 'Tasso Strawberries and Cream'

The pretty pink-and-white flowers of Strawberries and Cream English daisy are a treat in the spring garden.