– Bellis Perennis.
4 to 6 inches.
Flowers white, pink or crimson, from March to
The garden Daisy is one in which the yellow eye
of the wild flower disappears, and the circle
of pink-tipped white is turned into a dense head
of quilted petals.
It is indifferent to weather,
but if left to itself soon deteriorates, grows
straggling and produces single flowers; it should
be replanted every other year.
Daisies may be
planted in beds as Spring decoration, and they
are very useful in a single line, three inches
apart as an edging to borders.
pink and white, may be raised very easily from
seed sown in the open in May or June; but the
fine double kinds, true to their type, must be
obtained in plants in the autumn.
The best of
these are Double Pink, Red and White; Rob Roy,
a deep Crimson; The Bride, a pure white.
Hen and Chickens, with small flowers surrounding
the central boom, may be grown as a curiosity.
See Also Bellis