English Daisy, Lawn Daisy, Bruisewort 'Tasso White'

Bellis perennis

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bellis (BEL-liss) (Info)
Species: perennis (per-EN-is) (Info)
Cultivar: Tasso White



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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under 6 in. (15 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer


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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Seward, Alaska

San Francisco, California

Jonesboro, Georgia

North Plains, Oregon

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 29, 2007, soldiersong from North Plains, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

I love this little daisy. As long as I deadhead it blooms and blooms from April to August here in zone 8b. It is planted in sun, although it does get some afternoon shade from the taller plants behind it in the garden. It is a charming, easy to grow plant, at least in this area. I like it so much I've obtained several other colors and they are all thriving. Flowers are rounded and chubby looking. They are quite good size for the size of the plant and stand erect above the mounded, tidy foliage. A grand little plant for the front of the border or a rock garden.


On Nov 27, 2003, Azalea from Jonesboro, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I bought a lovely little plant full of blooms. It didn't make it here in zone 7b. It was dead in a week or two. Even thought I planted it in the shade, I think it is too hot here in GA.


On Mar 25, 2003, Bug_Girl from San Francisco, CA wrote:

A very cute little plant with puffy ball flowers which the tag claims are very big, up to 2 inches. However, I am getting only small flowers on mine, and it does not look so healthy so I am giving it a neutral instead of a positive rating. I don't imagine it would be a problem as a lawn invasive, because it does not seem very hardy. The photo I am posting is of the flower looking big, the way it should. It is listed as a perennial but the tag says short lived.

I am now unhappy with this plant, the flower have been getting smaller and smaller and now it looks just like a regular english daisy. I think it must have reverted to type.