Daisy Flowers Information

Daisy Flowers Information image by André Karwath: Creative Commons
Daisy Flowers Information image by André Karwath: Creative Commons

Overview

The common daisy (Bellis perennis), also known as the English, European or lawn daisy, is a popular rock garden or edging plant, but it is also considered to be a weed in some areas.

Habitat

Daisies like a rich, fertile soil and cool, moist weather. They do not tolerate clay or hot and dry conditions.

Identification

Daisy flowers are typically ray-shaped with red, white or pink petals and yellow centers. Some white flowers are pink on the petal tips. Double-bloom variations also exist.

Features

The plants have round green leaves and stay under 6 inches tall. The stems, leaves and flower stalks are covered with small hairs.

Warning

Daisies are very prolific, and where conditions are favorable, they can escape into gardens and lawns or other natural spaces and be difficult to eradicate.

Potential

In scientific research tests, compared to a placebo, taking B. perennis reduced postpartum blood loss.

References

  • Bellis Perennis: English Daisy
  • Bellis Perennis: English Daisy
  • The Effect of Arnica Montana and Bellis Perennis on Postpartum Blood Loss

Who Can Help

  • The Wild Flower Society
Keywords: English daisy, lawn daisy, common daisy

About this Author

Brian Albert has been in the publishing industry since 1999. He is an expert in horticulture, with a focus on aquatics and tropical plants like orchids. He has successfully run an aquatic plant business for over five years. Albert's writing experience includes the Greater Portland Aquarium Society newsletter and politics coverage for a variety of online journals.

Photo by: André Karwath: Creative Commons