Bellis perennis

Bellis perennis

Bellis perennis, which mean perennial beauty, is a perennial medicinal plant of the Asteraceae family. The spoon-shaped leaves form a basal rosette of dark green. The flowerheads are surrounded by two rows of bracts and consists of white female flowers and yellow hermaphrodite florets. The fruit is a flat achene without pappus. The leaves are edible and the whole plant is widely used in homeopathy.


Common NameCommon daisy,
lawn daisy,
english daisy
Botanical nameBellis perennis
Life CyclePerennial, Biennial
Basic Colourwhite / yellow
Height10 – > 20 cm
HabitatLawns, meadows,
Altitude2500 m
Bloom TimeApril -> September
Plant TypeHerbs, Ornamental,
Outdoor, Medicinal
Fruit TypeAchene
different tolerancesTell us
Used PartsFlower, Leaf
Plant UsesMedicine , Culinary
Active substancesSaponins, Tannin,
Essential oil,
Bitter principle,
USDA Zone3 (-40), 4 (-35),
5 (-29), 6 (-23),
7 (-17), 8 (-12),
9 (-7), 10 (-1)
Sun ExposureSun, Part sun
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureMoist
Soil Type Ordinary
Propagationby Seeds, by sowing,
by division
GerminationTell us
Pests/ DiseasesSlugs and snails

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