The Rominette Mix English Daisy, otherwise known as the Bellis Perennis ‘Rominette Mix’ or Japanese Barberry ‘Atropurpurea Nana’, Berberis thunbergii ‘Crimson Pygmy’, Berberis ‘Little Favourite’, is a rather well known shrub plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this shrub will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, taking care of your Rominette Mix English Daisy is not too difficult – as long as you follow our guidelines in this Rominette Mix English Daisy Care Guide. Now let’s get started.
In order to take proper care of your Rominette Mix English Daisy you’ll need to keep in mind the following guidelines:
- Water: The Rominette Mix English Daisy needs soil that is constantly moist through regular watering.
- Light: Keep your Bellis Perennis ‘Rominette Mix’ in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Rominette Mix English Daisy in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
And that’s practically it! If you keep these three factors in check, your Rominette Mix English Daisy will likely have all it needs for it to survive and even thrive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Rominette Mix English Daisy belongs to the Berberidaceae family, the genus Berberis and the species Thunbergii, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Bellis Perennis ‘Rominette Mix’ (BEL-liss per-EN-is).
As with other Berberis’s, the Rominette Mix English Daisy is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year.
The Rominette Mix English Daisy is a plant native to the Asia (Japan).
You might be wondering why your Rominette Mix English Daisy’s native region is important. Well, if you know where your plant originally came from, you’ll know which environment conditions it prefers, and with it, knowledge on how to replicate it at home.
With this in mind, the Bellis Perennis ‘Rominette Mix’ will be most used to the heat zones in the 5 – 8 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a and the ideal climate zone is between 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A3.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Rominette Mix English Daisy is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But what exactly does this mean for your Rominette Mix English Daisy? How large a pot should you consider, how tall, how wide can it get? Let’s jump in…
The Bellis Perennis ‘Rominette Mix’ can grow up to 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) and 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm) in 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm).
These dimensions make the Rominette Mix English Daisy a relatively medium shrub compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 24″ – 36″ (60cm – 90cm) free so the Rominette Mix English Daisy can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Rominette Mix English Daisy is a fairly complicated plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a not so straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Bellis Perennis ‘Rominette Mix’ needs soil that is constantly moist through regular watering.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively low to average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Rominette Mix English Daisy in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, moist, occasionally dry, and very dry properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
In our experience, the famous ‘thumb’ or ‘finger’ test is what works best for the Rominette Mix English Daisy since with it, you will be able to give it the right amount of water, every time – regardless of the environment or placement where you do decide to keep it.
As mentioned earlier, the Rominette Mix English Daisy prefers to have soil with good drainage, moist, occasionally dry, and very dry properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
This is why most experts agree that the Rominette Mix English Daisy requires soil with clay, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Rominette Mix English Daisy requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this shrub will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Bellis Perennis ‘Rominette Mix’ in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a herbaceous plant, the Rominette Mix English Daisy will die back to the ground every year.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (mid, late), the summer (early, mid, late), the fall, and during the winter.
You can expect your Rominette Mix English Daisy to flower around the spring months from April to June (spring).
In particular, this shrub is well known for its long bloom season and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Rominette Mix English Daisy produces some beautiful multicolored, or gold/yellow flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Rominette Mix English Daisy have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a simple arrangement with a alternate organization in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Bellis Perennis ‘Rominette Mix’ to be around (1-3 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Rominette Mix English Daisy is well known for being able to attract birds, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for dry soil, clay soil, drought and animals like deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Bellis Perennis ‘Rominette Mix’ will be fine.
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Most Bellis Perennis ‘Rominette Mix’ owners agree that this shrub will look great in most cottage gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of gravel and rock garden, city and courtyard, coastal garden, and in informal and cottage styles.
In particular, the Rominette Mix English Daisy’s best location within your garden is in beds and borders, and in hedges and screens, others use it for landscaping in a border, or a container.
Even though we covered a lot of care information for your Rominette Mix English Daisy, remember the basics: sunlight, soil and water, as these should be enough to grow a healthy plant at home.