One plant spreads out to about two feet
and lazily reaches maybe 8 inches in height. It is one of the
first flowers in spring and one of the last flowers to stop in winter. It prefers a coastal climate and the interior heat of
summer does make it shut down. But, as soon as the weather is a cool again in
fall, it perks right up and blooms until hard frost. It also reseeds well.
We recommend cutting it back to the ground at the end of summer bloom or
at least at the end of fall bloom.
Santa Barbara Daisy or Fleabane is one of the best
flowers for attracting beneficial
insects. If you would like to know more
about which are the good bugs and which are the bad bugs, visit
site from Cornell University.
Though not English in origin, The
Santa Barbara Daisy has a Cottage Garden look is included in our English
Cottage Herb Garden Six Pack.