Daisies

Jul. 18, 2011 No Comments Posted under: Gardening Tips, Perennials

Daisies…they come up unannounced, wild, and unexpected.  These are by the road side, just barely hanging on with a tiny root in the grass.  Daisy is a small grassland plant that has flowers with a yellow disk and whiterays.

These are Shasta Daisies in Gentle Gardens.  They are wonderful perennials to grow in the rose garden…especially red roses. There are many varieties of Shasta Daisies that also include the weed family of  dandelions, thistles, ragworts; plus garden flowers like asters, chrysanthemums, dahlias and marigolds.

The Shasta Daisy is the classic white daisy with the yellow center that you know and love.  The other popular daisy flower is the Gerber Daisy plant…they are exceptional, beautiful flowers, (expensive) and Gentle Gardens can’t keep them blooming!  So I stick with the white ones, there are many different kinds, Crazy Daisy, Snow Lady, Alaska, Broadway Lights, Amelia, Aglaya…and colors too: Red daisy, Painted, daisy, Golden Sundrops.

Plant daisies in sunny spot with good drainage.  Deadhead spent flowers to prolong bloom and if cut back before the seeds set they may rebloom. Fertilize regularly, divide clumps in fall or early spring. And, believe it or not…the deer usually ignore daisy plants.

 

 

 


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