Gardening

How to care for daisies?

Daisies are a perennial herb belonging to the Asteraceae family that are very present in Europe and Asia. There are about 140 species of daisies around the world. The best known are the common , the gerbera and the chrysanthemum.

How to plant daisies?

Dig a hole twice the size of the soil plug and fill in the soil around the plant. Afterwards, water well and add mulch to preserve moisture and keep out weeds.

How to care for daisies?

These perennials have narrow toothed leaves and flowers with single and double petals, white with yellow centers. These flowers are around 10 inches tall and the plants can reach a height of six inches.

Daisies are easy to care for . Water them well during the first and second seasons while they develop their root system, but don’t overdo it. This plant does not like moist soils, and will tolerate drought once established.

Give them a fertilizer in late fall and divide the plants in spring or fall when they get too big. Some varieties may need to be replanted to stay upright.

Should I cut the dead flowers?

Yes, remove the flowers to encourage their reappearance and make the plant look much neater. Even for varieties that won’t re-bloom, cut old blooms to improve plant vigor.

Can I grow daisies indoors?

No. Daisies are outdoor garden plants and will not grow well indoors, but if you still want to grow daisies indoors , you should know that they require at least 5 hours of direct sunlight a day. If you want to enjoy a daisy indoors, look for gerberas that come in tons of colors and bloom for two to three months.

What daisies are for the outdoors?

In addition to the classic daisies with white petals and a yellow center, you can plant English daisies in your garden. These plants love the cold and come in shades of white, red, and pink.

Care

  • Water them regularly, but never overdo it. Let the soil dry between each watering. In case of intense heat or drought it is advisable to water more frequently.
  • If you are looking for better flowering, divide your plant every two to three years.
  • When you go to plant daisies, do it every 15 cm between them so that they can grow better.

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