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English Daisy Planting Instructions


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With their multitude of white or pink petals surrounding round, yellow centers, English daisies are a classic, cheering staple of gardens throughout the U.S. Almost archetypal in their appearance, they are what most people visualize when they think of daisies. Pleasant to look at and easy to care for, they possess a humble yet enduring charm that makes them perpetually popular. English daisies look exquisite on their own, and also complement a variety of other plants. When cut, they are a nice addition to any bouquet. Plant these perennials in your garden and enjoy them for seasons to come.

Difficulty:
Moderately Easy

Instructions

things you’ll need:
  • Shovel
  • English daisy plants
  • Fertilizer
  • Compost
  • Water
    1. Designate a space in your garden where you will plant English daisies in the spring after the last frost. Choose a spot that is situated in either full sun or partial shade, as these are the conditions in which English daisies thrive.
    2. Obtain English daisy plants in 4-inch to 1-gallon-sized containers. Assemble as many plants as you desire to fill the designated area in your garden.
    3. Select English daisy plants that display new growth in the form of budding leaves and flowers, which are signs of health. Avoid plants that are discolored, wilted or dry.
    4. Dig a hole for each English daisy plant using a shovel in the designated area of your garden. Make sure the holes you dig are about the same depth as the original containers in which the English daisies came.
    5. Position the holes so there will be between 4 to 6 inches of space between each English daisy plant.
    6. Add fertilizer to each planting hole if you desire. Follow the fertilizer manufacturer’s instructions with regard to amount and method of application.
    7. Remove the English daisy plants from their containers. Lightly loosen their soil and roots. Position them in the holes.
    8. Fill in the holes with any displaced dirt.
    9. Add about 3 inches of compost around each plant to keep away weeds and add nutrients.
    10. Water each English daisy plant until the soil is thoroughly moistened.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can start English daisies from seeds. Plant the seeds in flats indoors about eight weeks before the anticipated date of the last frost in your region. Transfer the seedlings outdoors when all danger of frost has passed.

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