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Bellis perennis Tasso Series

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Bedding

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

old H4 (hardy)

Colour

Flower

Pink, Red or White in Winter

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0-0.1 metre

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

daisy Tasso Series

Family

Asteraceae


Bellis are perennials forming a rosette of spoon-shaped leaves, with daisy-like flower-heads, often double in cultivars, from early spring to late summer

Tasso Series is a compact plant to 15cm in height, grown as an annual, with rosettes of dark leaves and pompon-like, fully double flower heads to 6cm across, in shades of red, pink and white

Synonym(s)

  • Bellis perennis 'Tasso Mixed'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Neutral or Alkaline
  • Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed or division

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free