Bellis perennis

A perennial herbaceous plant with short creeping rhizomes and rosettes of small rounded or spoon-shaped leaves that are approx 2–5 cm long and grow flat to the ground. It exhibits the phenomenon of heliotropism where the flowers follow the position of the sun in the sky.

Bellis perennis generally blooms from early to midsummer, although when grown under ideal conditions, it has a very long flowering season and will even produce a few flowers in the middle of mild winters.

Bellis may come from bellus, Latin for “pretty”, and perennis is Latin for “everlasting”.