English daisy (Bellis perennis L.) is a low-growing perennial summer bloomer with flowers in shades of red, pink and white, each with a yellow center. English daisies aren’t difficult to grow, but proper planting depth is crucial.
African daisies should be planted in soil that has been cultivated to a depth of approximately 8 inches. African daisies benefits from soil that has been amended with 2 to 4 inches of an organic material such as compost, leaf mold or manure.
African daisy should be planted at the same depth that it was planted in its nursery container or seed tray. Planting too deeply can smother the crown and cause the African daisy to rot and eventually die. The crown is the point where the roots of the plant join the stems.
A 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch helps to keep the soil evenly moist. Although mulch is important, care should be taken to ensure that the mulch doesn’t cover the crown of the African daisy. Mulch has the same effect as soil, and can smother the crown and kill the plant.