Common Name: Bellis daisy
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Partial shade, Shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Time to plant seeds: June to July
Time to divide plants: March to May
Bellis daisies, as they are commonly called, are a familiar ingredient in spring bedding schemes, with a multitude of varied uses. They are attractive as edging for beds of other spring-flowering biennials, but also make excellent windowbox and container plants. They may be used to fill empty areas at the front of borders and are sufficiently restrained to blend well into rock gardens. There are varieties with enormous monstrous flowers, but 'Pomponette' remains a popular choice with its neat, tightly packed miniature heads in delicate shades. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
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