Intro: Common daisies are beautiful flowers found in many flowerbeds and vase arrangements. The white-petaled daisy flower with its yellow center does well in plant containers and is easy to grow and care for in balcony gardens. Daisy blooms are most commonly white, but they can also be light pink to purple-red, depending on the variety. Daisy blooms should appear from early spring to late autumn. Many other flowers go by the name “daisy,” but the common daisy is usually what gardeners picture when thinking of the typical daisy flower. Daisy flowers bloom close to the ground (it only grows to about 6 inches tall) and are rather small (about 2.5 inches in diameter).
Scientific Name: Bellis perennis
Plant Type: Perennial but is often treated as an annual flower
Light: Partial shade to full sun
Zone: Zones 4 to 8
Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month until the daisy flowers bloom.
Propagation: Perennial plants such as daisies can be propagated by division. Grow daisy flowers from seed outdoors after the first frost. Start seeds indoors to have them bloom in their first year, otherwise expect blooms in your container garden when the daisies are in their second year.
Misc. Info: The daisy flower will attract butterflies and is a great addition to a butterfly garden. Deadhead the flowers for more blooms. Every few years, divide the plants, as they will become too dense.
Throughout history the daisy flower has been used in medicines that help bind cuts and treat stomach problems.