English Daisy

Bellis perennis (‘Galaxy’ Series English Daisies)

Life: Northern Perennial, Texas Annual
Size: 6-12″
Light: Partial Sun with Midday Shade
Water: Normal to Moist
Soil: Neutral to Mildly Acidic, Some Sand to Some Clay
 

 

Often overlooked in Houston, these northern plants make great cool weather annuals, blooming from fall to spring with semi-double, yellow centered flowers in red, rose, and white. So long as you deadhead the spent blooms regularly, they will continue to produce explosions of new buds until the heat overtakes them. In the winter, they do best with full sun, but as spring arrives some midday shade is best. They do well in containers as well as in the ground, making it easy to move them to a better location for different parts of the year