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BELLIS perennis 'Galaxy White'

Image of Bellis perennis 'Galaxy White' (GALAXY SERIES)

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

BELLIS perennis 'Galaxy White'( GALAXY SERIES)

Plant Common Name

English Daisy, Galaxy White English Daisy

General Description

The long cultivated English daisy is a charming, small, short-lived perennial. The heavy-flowering ‘Galaxy White’ offers semi-double white daisies above ground hugging clumps of bright green foliage. Wild English daisies originate from the European grasslands and forest margins as far east as Turkey but are most commonly associated with England where they are favored. All grow best where summers are cool and temperate.

This cultivar produces small basal clumps of semi-evergreen foliage that slowly spread by rhizomes. The semi-double white flowers appear on short leafless stems from late winter to summer and sporadically into mid-fall. They are attractive to bees and are easy to grow in the right climate.

English daisy grows and flowers best in full sun and fertile, moist soil. It looks better and flowers for longer if its spent flowerheads are removed. This cheerful perennial makes a fine addition to cottage garden, perennial border edges and meadow plantings. Its small size also makes it suitable for container compositions.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    6"-6" / 15.2cm - 15.2cm (6)

  • Width

    5"-8" / 12.7cm - 20.3cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Winter, Late Winter

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Europe, Northern Europe, Western Europe, United Kingdom, Turkey

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Rosette/Stemless

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Yellow Green, Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes