growing DAISY FLOWERS

Daisy flowers make me smile. They are so clean and fresh. There is a freedom about daisies that lifts the spirit.

It is a joy growing daisies. My planting and growing tips will make it easy for you.

Daisy flowers are one of my favorite flowersCatherine Avilez | Dreamstime.com - Shasta Daisies


Daisies have been one of my favorites ever since I was a child.

I am especially fond of white daisies.

Shasta Daisies, English Daisies, African Daisies and

Gerberas may all have white flowers.






What color daisies do you like?

Daisies have a full range of colors from white to yellow, orange, pink, red, blue, lavender, purple and striking bi-colors.

Gerbera Daisies and some African Daisies and may have very bright and bold colors of purple, red, orange or yellow.

Picture of Gerbera Daisy FlowersColorful Gerberas

The lovely Marguerite Daisy and fall blooming Asters generally have softer colors.

Chrysanthemums may be white, yellow, pink, orange, rust or red.

Colorful Rudbeckia, Coneflowers, Gaillardias and Coreopsis are some daisies native to the United States.


We love their colors, but actually - What Are Flowers For?

Daisy flowers are one of my favorite flowersCatherine Avilez | Dreamstime.com - Shasta Daisies

Daisies have been one of my favorites ever since I was a child.

I am especially fond of white daisies.

Shasta Daisies, English Daisies, African Daisies and Gerberas may all have white flowers.

What color daisies do you like?

Daisies have a full range of colors from white to yellow, orange, pink, red, blue, lavender, purple and striking bi-colors.

Gerbera Daisies and some African Daisies and may have very bright and bold colors of purple, red, orange or yellow.

Picture of Gerbera Daisy FlowersColorful Gerberas

The lovely Marguerite Daisy and fall blooming Asters generally have softer colors.

Chrysanthemums may be white, yellow, pink, orange, rust or red.

Colorful Rudbeckia, Coneflowers, Gaillardias and Coreopsis are some daisies native to the United States.

We love their colors, but actually - What Are Flowers For?


growing daisy flowers

It is such a joy to have blooming daisies in your yard. Here are a few tips on selecting plants, how to plant and caring for flowers.

Select flowers for your climate. Most daisies are quick and Easy Flowers to grow.

When caring for plants give them water and fertilizer. And you will soon have daisy flowers in your garden.

selecting plants

Osteosperumum, African Daisy photoLovely African Daisy
Osteosperumum, African Daisy photoLovely African Daisy

Don't buy a root-bound or pot-bound plant.

Indications of a root-bound plant are roots hanging out of the bottom of the pot or roots bulging above the soil.

A root-bound plant will have roots going around and around in the pot.

If you plant it that way the roots will continue to grow around and around.

They won't straighten themselves out. They may eventually strangle themselves.

preparing soil

The best way to prepare soil for your daisy flowers is to add organic matter before you plant.

Add organic matter, no matter whether you have clay, sand or a good garden loam.

When you are planting a large area like a flower bed, vegetables or even a lawn, cultivate the organic matter and fertilizer into the entire area.

If you are planting individual flowers, prepare the soil by mixing the organic matter into the planting hole before planting.

This also applies to Growing Roses.

how to plant

picture of Fall Blooming Aster FlowersFall Blooming Asters
picture of Fall Blooming Aster FlowersFall Blooming Asters

Dig the hole first before taking the plant out of its container.

Dig the sides of the hole straight up and down vertically and wider than the container.

Mix organic matter with the soil taken out of the hole

If you are planting medium or large plants, put fertilizer in the bottom of the hole and cover it with a bit of soil. The roots will grow to the fertilizer.

Small plants may be fertilized after planting.


Remove the plant from the container.

Pull off the matted roots that may be bunched at the bottom of 3"-4"pots.

Gently straighten out large roots that are going around the outside of the root ball of large plants.

Or you can make two or three vertical cuts down the outside of the root ball. Cut only deep enough to sever the encircling roots.

Then the new roots will grow out into the surrounding soil.

Gazania Daisies are drought tolerantGazania Daisy Flowers
Gazania Daisies are drought tolerantGazania Daisy Flowers

Plant the same depth the plants were in the containers.

Put the plant into the hole and fill with your amended soil.

Firm the soil to make good contact between the roots and the soil.

Small plants are watered after they are planted.

Set large plants into the hole and fill half way with the amended soil. Then fill the hole with water and let the water soak away.

Finish filling the hole with soil, firm it and water again.


How to plant a bare root plant is similar.

Make a mound of soil in the bottom of the planting hole and spread the roots down over the mound of soil.

Then continue planting the same as a container plant.



how to water plants

Blooming DaisiesRudbeckia/Black-eyed Susans
Blooming DaisiesRudbeckia/Black-eyed Susans

Do not water plants every day.

New plants should be watered thoroughly about two to three times a week, depending on your climate.

Leave time between watering to encourage the roots to grow deeper searching for water. The result is a stronger root system and beautiful daisy flowers.

Daily watering encourages the roots to stay close to the surface. The plants will only grow surface roots. Then they will require daily watering and if you miss a few days, they are in trouble.

Morning is the best time to water plants.

Apply the water onto the soil around the base of the plant.

Water on the leaves encourages leaf diseases, especially at night time.

Do the same when Watering Orchids.



how to fertilize

Zinnia FlowersSummer Blooming Zinnias
Zinnia FlowersSummer Blooming Zinnias

Fertilize your daisy flowers several times during the growing season.

No fertilizer is needed during the winter. Slack off fertilizing around Labor Day.

Then the new growth will harden off before freezing weather.

When caring for plants never fertilize a dry plant. It will burn the plant. If the plant is dry, water one day and fertilize the following day.

Water after your fertilizer application.


What is fertilizer? Fertilizer is basically nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium and sometimes additional nutrients.

Most landscape plants use a balanced fertilizer like a 6-6-6.

What do the fertilizer numbers mean?

  • Nitrogen feeds the leaves. Use a high first number (nitrogen) for beautiful green lawn.
  • Phosphorus feeds the roots, flowers and fruit. Use a higher middle number for flowers.
  • Potassium is used for other plant processes.


Learn more about daisies in a great article about Growing Yellow Daisies.


butterflies love daisies

Butterflies are unable to hover and eat like hummingbirds do. They need a landing pad so they can sit down and eat.

They especially like daisies. They provide a good landing pad and plenty of food.

When the butterfly lands there are many nectar receptacles for it to feed from.

Daisy flowers are one of my favorite flowers, but I also favor roses and orchids.

Let's face it, I just love flowers! They are all great.

Thank God for his wonderful gift of flowers!


What Are Flowers For?








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