Bellium bellidioides –



There are about 4 species of miniature, mounding, spreading or trailing annuals and perennials, in this genus. They occur in seaside outcropping or moist, sandy regions of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean. They produces alternate or whorled, very small spatula shaped, mid green basal leaves. They are grown for their tiny white flowers with yellow centers, borne in profusion.

Grow in fertile sharply drained but moist soil in full sun with some midday shade. Divide in spring.

B. bellidioides – This small trailing perennial from the Western Mediterranean Islands grows 5 ½” tall with an indefinite spread. It produces thread like, elliptic leaves to ½” long. In summer it bears white to pinkish white flowers, to 3/4″ across.

Zones 6-9