I love Marguerite (Bellis perennis)! Last year I'd grown many Marguerite from seed and this spring I see a colorful border along my flower beds.
When I'd read about this plant I learned that Bellis perennis has one botanical name and many common names, including perennial Marguerite, lawn daisy, English daisy.
Here in North they generally bloom from April to midsummer, although when grown under ideal conditions, they have a very long flowering season and will even produce a few flowers in October. Here are photos of different varieties of Marguerite in my garden.
It's said they can generally be grown in zone 4 - 8 (where minimum temperatures are above −30°F (−34°C). As I garden in zone 5a my Marguerite grow well. I planted them in full sunny spots and in partial shade beds.They grow themselves and require low maintenance, without serious insect or disease problems. I'd like to try propagating Marguerite by root division after flowering in autumn.
I've read (but haven't tried) young leaves can be eaten raw in salads or cooked, but leaves become increasingly astringent with age. Flower buds and petals also can be eaten raw in sandwiches, soups and salads. It is also used as a tea and as a vitamin supplement.
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What is your experience in growth of Marguerite?
How do you propagate them in your garden?