All About Daisies

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Daisy plants are a type of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family. They are a popular garden flower and come in a wide variety of colors and sizes. The most common daisy is the English daisy, which has white petals surrounding a yellow center. Daisy plants are easy to grow and require minimal maintenance. They prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Daisies are drought tolerant and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. They are also deer resistant.

Planning Your Garden With Daisies

As you plan your garden, it's important to think about the spacing, size, light, and nutrient requirements of all of your plant and how they'll grow together.

Some plants require more water than others, while other plants require dry soil. At the same time, some plants prefer full sun, and other plants need the shade to survive.

By studying what each plant requires and planning ahead where all of your plants will grow best, you can optimize your garden space.

Life Cycle Daisies are usually considered to be perennials.
USDA Zone Daisies are hardy in USDA Zones 3-9.
Cold Tolerance Daisies are generally hardy in USDA zones 3-9 and can tolerate temperatures down to 28.
Days to harvest The minimum number of days to harvest daisies is usually around 10-14 days.
Average size The average size of a full grown daisy plant is between 12 and 24 inches in height and width.
Spacing requirements The best spacing for growing daisies depends on the type of daisy you are planting. Generally, daisies should be planted 6-12 inches apart.
Sun tolerance Daisies are tolerant of full sun to partial shade. They prefer temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C).
Shade tolerance Daisies are tolerant of both full sun and partial shade. They prefer full sun, but can tolerate some shade.
Water requirements Daisies prefer moist soil and should be watered regularly. Water the soil deeply when the top inch of soil is dry. Water the plants until water runs out of the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering as this can lead to root rot.
Fertilizer The amount of fertilizer you should use when growing daisies depends on the type of fertilizer you are using and the type of soil you are growing them in. Generally, a balanced fertilizer with an NPK ratio of 10-10-10 is recommended. For best results, use a light application of fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
Soil pH The optimum pH for growing daisies is 6.0 to 7.0.

Why Daisies are Popular

People like to grow daisies because they are cheerful, easy to care for, and come in a variety of colors. They are also a symbol of innocence and purity, and many people enjoy the bright and cheerful look of a daisy garden.

Companion Plants For Daisies

Companion planting is a great way to maximize your garden space and get the most out of your plants. By planting certain plants together, you can help each other thrive. In some cases, you can even help each other repel pests.

Popular companion plants for daisies include:

Common Pests For Daisies

Plant pests are a common problem for gardeners. By understanding what pests are common for your plants, you can take steps to prevent them from damaging your plants.

When you grow daisies, keep an eye out for these common pests:

  • snails
  • slugs
  • aphids
  • caterpillars
  • spider mites

USDA Zones

USDA zones are a popular way of determining which plants can grow in your area. Zones tell you when your average first and last frost date are, as well as how cold you can expect it to get in the winter.

Our site works best if you choose your zone from the list below. If you do not know your USDA zone, then you can use our zone map.

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