Gardening

Daisy care (chtysanthemus frutescens)

The daisy is a woody shrub 0.6 to 1.20 meters high, with a globose and highly branched crown. Its inflorescences or chapters 3 to 6 cm in diameter are made up of yellow flowers grouped in the center, surrounded by white ligules. A ligule is a small tongue-shaped corolla possessed by the peripheral flowers of the capitula of some species of the Compositae family.

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It is fast growing, easy to multiply, tolerates mild frosts; It is grown in gardens for its flowering that begins in spring and continues until the end of summer.

Floor

Margarita is favored by deep, fertile and loose soils . The compact or waterlogged soils limit its growth and the life of the plant. The very fertile substrate with a high content of organic matter produces specimens with a good amount of buds and little flowering; the plant tips easily after heavy windy rains. Too acidic soil harms it.

Compost and irrigation

Incorporating 100 grams of bone meal into the planting hole encourages first-year flowering. From the second year, it uses 5 grams of complete fertilizer type 15-15-15 distributed in the root zone every 35 days from the beginning of spring until the end of flowering.

Spraying with a gibberellic acid solution simultaneously with the first spring fertilization increases the flowering of the daisy .

Water abundantly every three days in spring and summer preferably at dusk, every 15 days in winter without flooding the roots.

Proper place

Grow the daisy isolated from other species so that it stands out for its globose crown during flowering time. Direct sunlight in the morning favors it and tolerates frost if it has the protection of shrubs or walls positioned to the southwest. The gently sloping terrain prevents waterlogging and root rot.

Spread

Propagate the daisy by cutting in early spring or late summer.

Culture

Plant in the garden from mid-spring in the soil previously prepared and fertilized with bone meal. Plant separate specimens more than 90 centimeters from road or path walls and more than 1.20 m from other shrubs to preserve their globose shape. The clumps are formed planted one meter apart.

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