Growing a daisy does not require any special skills from you. The information presented on this page is enough for any flower lover to be able to decorate his site with it. Daisies belong to the Asteraceae family and have over 80 species. This is a short (10-25 cm) plant, perennial, but used as a biennial.
The leaves are collected in a root rosette, flowers (white, pink, red, cream) – in inflorescence (basket) and can be semi-double or double.
Daisies are used for planting in flower beds, ridges, borders, spots on lawns, in a pot culture and for cutting. It grows well in both sunny and shaded areas with fertile, permeable soil.
Daisies are grown by seed propagation, which is sown in early July. Seedlings appear on the 12-15th day.
In August, daisies are planted in a permanent place. Can be planted in spring as well, as they tolerate transplanting well in flowering state. The distance between the plants is 15–20 cm. If daisy seeds are sown very early (in early April), then you can get flowering plants in September, but in this case very few plants (no more than 15%) overwinter.
Therefore, it is recommended to sow a daisy at the optimal time (in early July), plant it in a permanent place in the fall and get an early friendly flowering next year. Thus, the daisy is best grown as a biennial plant with a second year of flowering. The surviving plants of the third year of life grow strongly in breadth, and their central part begins to die off by the end of the growing season. Such bushes can be dug up and divided into separate parts.
In the spring, daisies are fed with a complete mineral fertilizer: 10g of ammonium nitrate, 15 g of super phosphate, 5g of potassium salt.
The daisy is quite hardy and has little disease.