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English Daisy 'Rominette Red' (Bellis - perennis)

Posted by learn2turn 6 (My Page) on
Mon, May 3, 10 at 8:51

I bought these English Daisy in the perennial section. When I planted them, I noticed the tag said "Biennial". So if they have a two year cycle and they are flowering, may they not be back next year?

I think I might want to get collect seeds and try to start more for flowering next summer. The flowers are already giving seed. Would the correct procedure be to collect seed and start in flats now? Then transplant to garden in summer to grow out so they are big enough to overwinter and flower next summer. Or should I collect and sew in spring?

Any tips on growing these from seed? I know the seeds are tiny and they need light so they should be pressed into soil and not buried.

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RE: English Daisy 'Rominette Red' (Bellis - perennis)

For years I have had this beautiful little flower--I love them. They edge one of my flower beds. They are biennial but you will have flowers next year. They bloom in the spring to early summer and drop their seeds. It sprouts and grows for the summer and the next year they flower.

I live in zone 3 so you could probably do this earlier. Around about the end of April I dig out the plants and separate them into clumps--singles are tucked into the clumps too. I leave a space between them to put a low growing annual. They transplant very well. This way I have a nice edging all spring and summer

RE: English Daisy 'Rominette Red' (Bellis - perennis)

I tried gathering some of the seed and planting it in some seedling trays. On top of the soil because I read it needs light to germinate. Been weeks and it hasn't germinated. Does it take a month or two?

RE: English Daisy 'Rominette Red' (Bellis - perennis)

I don't know I have never planted the seed, I just let the plant do what it does naturally. I don't think so, because I am starting to see little plants around mine from the dropped seed. Of course they started to bloom the first part of April, so maybe it does take a while. It must need light to germinate because mine come from the dropped seed.

RE: English Daisy 'Rominette Red' (Bellis - perennis)

Oilpainter, do they come true? I'm surprised they don't revert to the single Bellis perennis.

RE: English Daisy 'Rominette Red' (Bellis - perennis)

I think so but since mine are the mixed ones I couldn't say for sure. After many years I still have all the colors, and they still have the same pom pom flower. I have noticed the size of the flower is dictated by the kind of Spring-- early summer we have. Last year it was cool and rainy and the blooms were big. This year it has been hot and dry and the blooms are half the size. We haven't had more than a couple of showers in 2 months

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