Daisy, English

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Daisy, English

English Daisy seeds should be sown in the spring after the danger of frost has passed or late in the fall. Cover the seeds with ¼ inch of soil. After germination, the seedlings should be thinned to allow 6 inches between plants. The English daisy is not a vigorous perennial, and is often grown as a biennial. It is hardy from Zone 4 to Zone 7. One of the most charming facts about daisies is the origin of the name. The word “daisy” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word, daeyes-eaye, meaning “the eye of the day” – a charming name for a truly charming flower.

Type Spacing Planting Depth Days to Germination Blossoms
Perennial 6 in. 1/4 in. 14-21 60-180

Daisy, English

The English Daisy is a perennial that is native, not to England, but to Europe. It has been cultivated since time immemorial. Double flowering daisies appeared sometime during the 16th century. In the 17th century, streaked and speckled cultivars began to appear and by the 18th century dwarf varieties were known. The flowers were pink, red, white, and magenta. Thomas Jefferson tried repeatedly to grown the English daisy in his gardens at Monticello, but the heat of the Virginia summers defeated his efforts. The fully double red, white, pink and magenta varieties that are popular today reach a height of 6-8 inches and make great border plants. They bloom in June and July.

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