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BELLIS perennis 'Habanera White with Red Tips'

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

BELLIS perennis 'Habanera White with Red Tips'( HABANERA SERIES)

Plant Common Name

English Daisy, Habanera White with Red Tip English Daisy

General Description

The pretty ‘Habanera White with Red Tips’ is not your typical English daisy. This charming, small, short-lived perennial is heavy-flowering and offers big semi-double daisies of white and red 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 big, loose, semi-double flowers have distinctly quilled petals that are white with red tips. The flowers appear atop 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 blooms for longer if its spent flowerheads are removed. High heat and humidity are enemies of this plant. It fact, when growing conditions become unfavorably steamy English daisy will stop flowering. 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, Partial Sun

  • Height

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Bloom Time

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

  • Native To

    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, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Yellow Green, Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes