The typical species is the Common Daisy of British and European pastures, but it has given rise to many fine garden varieties - all with double flowers. They are all easily grown in moist rich soil, and a great trade is done in the plants from March to June every year, and even then the flower heads, especially if long-stalked, will sell fairly well as "cut". From 70,000 to 80,000 plants can be grown on an acre of ground, and at only d. each that represents a turnover of about 80 per acre. The only cultivation after planting in summer or early autumn is to keep the soil free from weeds, and this is best done by using a small hoe between the plants. Some of the best varieties are Diana, red; Goliath, rose and white; La Fiancee, pure white; Pink Beauty, pink; and Rob Roy, bright crimson. The "Hen and Chickens" Daisy has a cluster of small flower heads round a larger central one. A variety known as Ma Paquerette on the Continent has flower heads 3-4 in. across, and comes fairly true from seeds like many of the other varieties.