Plant of the Week: Bellis perennis (daisy)

Plant of the Week: Bellis perennis (daisy)

If you ever made a daisy chain as a child, you’ll already be familiar with the charms of our favourite wildflower, Bellis perennis. Daisies are the ultimate low-maintenance plant, easy to grow from seed and often treated as weeds – especially when they pop up in the middle of your lawn. But they are invaluable in any wildlife-friendly garden as they’re great favourites with pollinating insects like bees, butterflies and hoverflies which love their nectar-rich, open flowers. For something a little more showy, there are also double-flowered ornamental daisies: look out for the ever-popular bedding daisies, or smaller-flowered ‘Pomponette’ in shades of pink and white.

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