Bold and Beautiful Bellis
Bellis are a wonderful addition to any spring garden. They are very easy to establish, require minimal maintenance and coupled with their beautiful flowers, who wouldn't you want them in their garden?Bellis may be perennials by nature, but in South Africa they are treated as annuals. Flowering from spring right through to late autumn, each bloom is held atop of stems that rise to a height of approximately 15-20cm. Plant your Bellis in full sun, although they can withstand part shade, in well draining soil. Before planting add compost to the soil and dig in some slow release fertilizer. Plant only to the depth they were in the tray. This plant is relatively low maintenance. Some dead heading is required and you will want to remove the lower growing leaves which die off periodically. New leaves are continually replacing the old.
Information supplied by the Bedding Plant Growers Association. For more information please visit www.lifeisagarden.co.za
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