I have lots of Shasta daisies this year. Some came up from last year in the galvanized garden tubs.
I planted two more Shasta daisy plants in the blue raised bed in the spring.
Daisies are a common feature in English cottage gardens.
Daisies like full sun but they dislike wet feet.
How To Plant Shasta Daisies?
Daisies like to spread, so space your plants 2-3 feet apart. Dig the hole twice the diameter of the container you purchased it in.
When placing your daisy in the hole, make sure the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface.
Fill in dirt around the root ball and firm the soil. Then water thoroughly.
Planting Shasta Daisies In Containers:
Plant them in an all-purpose potting soil. Container grown Shasta daisies prefer full sun, but they will tolerate partial shade too.
Caring for Shasta daisy plants in pots is easy, as long as you keep them moist and pruned. Water regularly whenever the topsoil feels dry.
Repot every 4-5 years as they grow.
The way to extend the flowering season is to deadhead daisies regularly. I usually go out every day or so and perform a bit of maintenance on my daisies.
Deadheading promotes new grow and encourages new blooms.
When To Deadhead Daisies?
The time to deadhead daisies is just before the blooms die back completely. As soon as the flowers began to fade or turn brown it’s time to deadhead.
You can use either a sharp knife or pruning shears. I use garden clippers that are sharp and a good size for my smallish hands.
Where To Make The Cut?
Remove spent flowers back to the first set of leaves. If there are healthy blooms or buds near the spent flowers, cut them off where it meets the other stems.
At this point the daisy plants will put their energy into maintaining the leaves rather than producing seeds.
Preparing Shasta Daisies For Winter:
Come fall cut back Shasta daisies near the base of the stems, about 1-2 inches above the ground. Remove all dead or dried-out foliage.
You might want to add a 1-2 inch layer of mulch to protect them.