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What daisies will grow best in my yard?

  1. Victoria Lynn profile image90
    Victoria Lynnposted 6 years ago

    What daisies will grow best in my yard?

    Daisies seem to grow so well wild, so why won't they come up in my yard from seeds. I've only planted Shasta daisies, and they never come up. Do I need to get Gerber daisies? And should I buy plants instead of seeds?

  2. Civil War Bob profile image62
    Civil War Bobposted 6 years ago

    The redneck in me figures Daisies are wild, so planting them domestically goes against their nature, so they're just being naturally contrary.  Seriously, though, your soil might not be the right Ph they like.  Check with your local nursery for suggestions.  Or, you could just rename the dandelions that probably grow in your yard Daisy and call it even! smile  You might also try some of the 'carpet' collections that come on a roll for a few $$ each, follow the instructions, and wait.  I did this two years ago, nothing happened the first season, but next year they grew...go figure!

  3. EuroCafeAuLait profile image84
    EuroCafeAuLaitposted 6 years ago

    I personally don't know, but my impression is that daisies are fairly sturdy.  Of course, plant them in a location far from heavy drafts.  Ask your nursery worker what they recommend.  I usually plant seedlings to save time, let them "mature" a little in my kitchen, near the window, then replant them outdoors.  Have had luck with seed in yogurt cups, (a whole tray of them, whichever sprout get replanted, eventually) but as my freelancing career expands, other corners are being cut, LOL.  IMHO, don't waste time, get the seedlings / ready made ones right away, and in a week or two put them outside in fair, mild weather.   I visualize a combination of lavender, white, and yellow daisies, what a wonderful springtime garden!

  4. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 6 years ago

    Hi Victoria, Shasta daisies from seeds should be scattered on the surface of the soil and pressed in - don't plant too deeply and keep moist until sprouted- 2-3 weeks. Other daisy options are Black- eyed Susan (rudbeckia), Purple Coneflower (echinachea), Gerberas, African Daisy (osteospermum), Marguerite daisies (argyranthemum) and chrysanthemum. I think most do best planted from 4" to 1 gal. containers except for Shastas, black-eyed Susan, and purple coneflower which are best established from seed.

  5. Barbara Kay profile image91
    Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago

    Go to the local greenhouse and get a Becky daisy. It is a hybrid type of shasta daisy and needs to be purchased as a plant, because the seeds won't be true to form. Don't worry it will spread for you each year until you start giving them away. This is the hardiest daisy I have ever grown. It would take a lot of abuse to kill one. Too bad you don't live near me, because I'd share some with you. These are beautiful and spread like crazy.