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BELLIS perennis (SPEEDSTAR® CARMINE)

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

BELLIS perennis( SPEEDSTAR® CARMINE, SPEEDSTAR® SERIES)

Plant Common Name

English Daisy, Speedstar® Carmine Daisy

Special Notice

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General Description

English daisies are cool season perennials that are native throughout much of Europe. These tidy plants produce small basal clumps of semi-evergreen leaves of light to medium green. The compact 'Speedstar® Carmine' is loved for its prolific display of large, semi-double, deep red daisies that have distinctly long quilled tips around a golden eye. These appear from early spring through summer and also in fall. This series also germinates its seeds year round, not requiring the usual chill of winter that allows seeds to sprout in spring.

English daisy struggles in extreme heat, and growd best in locations where summers are cool. Plant 'Speetstar® Carmine' in a site with full sun and moist well drained soil. This cheerful perennial makes a fine addition to cottage gardens, containers and perennial borders. It is a perfectly-sized companion for pansies.

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

    5"-8" / 12.7cm - 20.3cm

  • Bloom Time

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

  • Native To

    Europe, United Kingdom, Turkey

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Rosette/Stemless

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Dark Red

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Yellow Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • 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

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

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

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes