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BELLIS perennis (TASSO SERIES)

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

BELLIS perennis( TASSO SERIES)

Plant Common Name

English Daisy

General Description

The cheerful double pom-pon-type flowers of Tasso English daisies are large, flattened and very showy. These compact cool season perennials originate from Europe and Asia and are often grown as single-season bedding plants. They are evergreen in mild climates and quite hardy.

Where temperatures are mild and favorable, plants will bloom vigorously from late winter through to summer and sometimes into fall. English daisies are distinguished by neat, ground-hugging rosettes of rich green leaves from which rise many short, leafless, single stems topped with daisies. The Tasso series comprises lots of colorful cultivars in shades of white, pink, red and rose.

Refrain from planting these perennials in areas with extreme heat. They thrive in full sun and rich, cool, moist soil with average drainage. Members of the Tasso series tolerate a bit more shade than other English daisies, which adds to their versatility. Plant them in containers, along border edges or in alpine and cottage gardens. They pair well with late-flowering bulbs and bright spring annuals.

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

    5"-5" / 12.7cm - 12.7cm (5)

  • Width

    5"-6" / 12.7cm - 15.2cm (6)

  • Bloom Time

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

  • Native To

    Europe, United Kingdom, Turkey, Western Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Rosette/Stemless

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Pink, Rose

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double, 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, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes