Bellis perennis L.
Bellis perennis is a perennial.
Bellis perennis was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
The comparatively fast-growing perennials have a mat-forming habit and reach heights of 5 to 20 centimetres. The plants reach a width of 10 to 30 centimetres.
Bellis perennis is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are in rosettes. They are spatulate, entire and sessile.
Flowers and Fruits
Bellis perennis produces solitary erect, white many-stellate flowers from March to May.
The perennials produce achenes.
The plants form fibrous roots.
Bellis perennis is native to Europe and Turkey.
The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -35Â°C (USDA zone 4).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- open areas
Suited for cottage gardens, rockeries and for beds and borders, as well as suited as cemetery plant and as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually need very little maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
Leaf blotches are a sign of a fungal or bacterial infection. Bacterial spots are rather angular and yellow-rimmed while fungal spots usually are rather rounded with an area of fruiting bodies. Destroy affected parts, additionaly apply fungizide it is is a fungal infection.
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