Compositae or Asteraceae
North or Central Europe
All day SMA sun
Pests and Problems:
Use manure and compost, maintain a rich and well drained soil
Daisies are named from the old Anglo-Saxon language ‘daes eage’ meaning day’s eye. There are more than 28 varieties with the Shasta and African the most popular. Plant 9 – 12 inches apart and because they have a prostrate or spreading growing habit they need division and replanting every two years. Water regularly during dry periods and propagate by division in the spring or by sewing seeds in the Spring or late Autumn. Use a fertilizer high in phosphorous for large, bright blooms. The leaves of this perennial form a basal tufft or rosette.