Daisy cultivation

How to grow daisy flower

Daisy (Bellis perennis), characteristics

Daisy flowers

Perennial herbaceous plant of the daisy family (Compositae). Basal leaves in rosette and yellow floral heads with white ligules, located at the end of a long flowering stalks.

It blooms in early spring – early winter. Mainly in May, although its flowering period is long. Even some flowers can be born amid mild winters..

Daisy, irrigation

Abundant watering, especially during summer.

Daisy, uses

Used for gardens, flower pots, flower beds. It has medicinal properties, being suitable as a diuretic, tonic, expectorant and antitussive. External use has vulnerary properties. (More information on the medicinal properties in the listing below)

Daisy, environment and exposure

It can grow in full sun, demi-shade or full shade.

Daisy, reproduction

From seeds in late summer or by division in autumn. It spreads by seed and by division of clumps.

Propagation by seed:

  • Plant it in June in nursery
  • In late summer, the seedling is transplanted in pots.

Propagation by division of clumps:

  • It involves transplanting a piece of bush, from a plant grown from its rhizomes (thickened roots).
  • It must be done after the plant blooms.
  • In autumn or mid February, divide a clump of a plant, from its rhizome. To do this we can unearth the adult plant, and divide it into as many rhizomes as it has being producing.

Daisy, soil

Loose soil, with sand. Well-drained soils. soil pH between 6.1 and 6.5 (slightly alkaline)

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This article was endorsed by Julián Masats - Technical agricultural engineer specialized in horticulture and gardening.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

31 October, 2022

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