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A wonderful cool-season perennial, English daisy boasts cheery blooms as long as the weather is mild. Oftentimes, these plants are treated as annuals due to their temperamental nature in the heat of the summer. English daisy is also referred to as lawn daisy because of its ability to establish in lawns almost to the point of invasiveness. This low-growing plant makes a great companion to other cool-season plants like pansies and ornamental kale.
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English daisy plants create beautiful, low mats of foliage topped with neat blooms. Originally, you could only find varieties with single rows of petals and a yellow center. Now, the flowers are often sold in double forms, with blossoms so full of petals you can't even see the center. These beauties come in a variety of pink and red shades, blending all the way into white.
English Daisy Care Must-Knows
English daisy plants are fairly easy to grow but have a few conditions they won't tolerate. These cool-season perennials perform best in cool weather. During the summer heat, especially in southern climates, these plants will stop blooming and ultimately decline as a whole. That is why typically these plants are treated as either biennials or cool-season annuals.
If you are growing your own English daisy plants from seed, they generally require a cold period in order to induce flowering. In mild climates, this can be done by planting young plants outdoors in the fall and leaving them through the winter to bloom in early spring. English daisy is primarily grown from seed and can become mildly invasive in some areas—this is where it gets one of its common names, lawn daisy. In areas where the plants are hardy and without extremely hot summers, they can seed quite aggressively in lawns, and their foliage can compete with other plants and grasses.
Plant English daisy in well-drained, evenly moist soil for best results. English daisy does not appreciate drought, and likes consistently moist soil, so make sure to water it during droughts. For the best display of flowers, plant it in full sun. It can take part shade, and actually will perform better when sheltered in hot places.
As the flowers of English daisy fade, they will benefit from deadheading. Removing the old blooms will encourage more blooms and keep the plants from spending energy on producing seed.