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Daisies in the garden

The daisy is a flower that almost everyone knows. Of the twelve species, however, only the common daisy is native to us. It grows in many meadows and gardens. The flowers are available as biennials or perennials, which usually survive the German frost and the cold outdoors in winter. And if you don't have a garden, you can keep the flower in a pot or tub on the balcony.



From a botanical point of view, the flowers form their own plant genus within the daisy family (Asteraceae). All twelve species of Bellis are native to the Mediterranean region. In central and northern Europe only the common daisy, botanically Bellis perennis, occurs in nature. It is the best-known species of this genus. There are different varieties of it that are cultivated as ornamental plants. Bellis perennis is known by many names. So the hard-working bloomers are also referred to as follows.

  • Perennial or Perennial Daisy
  • bespoke
  • Exchanging beauty or
  • monthly roses
Daisies in the meadow

The color palette of the daisy flower ranges from white to dark pink. In addition to the wild form with white flowers, there are also varieties with double or single flowers.


Daisies grow in many meadows, which is why it is one of the most well-known flowers in Central Europe. In addition to meadows, the Tauschendschön can also be found on pastures, in gardens or on railway embankments.

Tip: In the garden, the little daisy looks very good as a frame for flower beds.

The flowers are important indicators for agriculture, pointing to compacted soil and overexploited meadows and pastures. But not only in the great outdoors is the beautiful blooming. It can even be cultivated in a tub or pot on the balcony.

Tip: Bellis prefer a sunny location, but also tolerate a light penumbra. Flowering only slows down in dark, shady locations.

The flowers do not make any special demands on the soil either. They thrive in almost any soil. If they are to be kept in the bucket, normal potting soil is sufficient.

Tip: As with the soil, the flowers do not make any special demands on care. Their biggest enemy is waterlogging, which can kill the plants.

Buy pre-grown potted plants

Bellis, which are offered in the supermarket or hardware store in spring, are usually grown in the greenhouse and are therefore very sensitive to cold and not very frost-resistant. Since the flowers usually come into the assortment very early, they should not be planted in the garden bed immediately, especially if frost is still to be expected, because these plants are not frost-resistant. These plants are best left in pots or tubs for a while. If you put the flowers away later and later, they will harden, and over time they will also tolerate the cold and become frost-resistant.

Tip: If you want to plant early Tauschendschön after purchase, then they must be protected from late frost, as they are only partially frost-resistant.


If the flowers are grown by sowing, most biennial cultivars are considered frost-resistant and tolerate temperatures down to minus 15 degrees Celsius in the cold season. This is why these Tauschendschön, which are sown from June, are more suitable for the garden than the potted plants that have been brought forward.

Daisies with white flower color

Plants can also be sown in pots. In order for the flower to thrive in the pot, the pot should be frost-free, but as cold as possible. The pots can be placed outside from sowing until the first frost.

frost resistance

Are Bellis frost hardy?

Bellis are hardy plants. Most of the time, the plants cope well with the cold temperatures during the winter. So sometimes they bloom even in the snow if they get a lot of sun. However, if the temperatures drop to minus 15 degrees Celsius, bespoke flowers kept in the garden should be protected from the cold. To do this, cover the flowers with straw, fleece or another protective material.

Tip: If you want to enjoy Bellis for a long time, you should plant a perennial variety in the garden. These tolerate the cold even better than the biennial flowers. They are considered frost-resistant.

The Spanish daisy is only conditionally hardy. This variety should overwinter indoors.

Daisies are among the most well-known flowers in Central Europe

Ideal conditions are:

  • bright
  • Temperatures between 0 and 5 degrees Celsius
  • regular airing

The blue daisy, which originates from Australia, also belongs to the non-frost-resistant species. Therefore, as soon as the temperatures drop to around zero degrees Celsius, it has to be brought into the warmth. It needs a bright place with temperatures between six and fourteen degrees Celsius. The outdoor season for the perennial begins in mid-May after the Ice Saints, when frosts are no longer expected.

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