Garden flowers

Common daisy: flowers galore

Daisy is the name given to many varieties and therefore shapes and colors.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Leucanthemum vulgare or Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Family : Asteraceae
Type : Perennial

: 20 to 80 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Rich to ordinary

Flowering : June to October

Common daisy is a pretty little herbaceous plant most commonly found in the wild.

Plant a daisy

For plants purchased in a bucket, choose a plantation in spring, from April to June.

  • The daisy likes rather cool, well-drained soils.

You can also do a sowing directly in the ground from March-April

  • Daisies like just about any type of soil but bloom much better in a sunny location.
  • So prefer the sun or partial shade with sun part of the day.

We multiply the daisies by division of the clump in spring or fall.

Sow daisies:

For the annuals you are going to sow, do a sowing in place from April, taking care to water regularly but not excessively.

  • Lighten up every 10/15 cm so that the remaining plants can develop as well as possible.

Maintenance of daisies

Remove wilted flowers as you go, this will encourage new flowers to appear.

At the end of winter, or after flowering, daisies can be cut back to restore shape and promote the appearance of new branches.

Water in case of drought and hot weather.

Diseases and Parasites:

We do not know many diseases of daisies but, on the other hand, it has some enemies

Slugs and snails are indeed greedy, just like aphids and earwigs in summer.

To know about the daisy

This plant, which is part of the asteraceae family, offers very pretty, very characteristic flowers.

It requires little maintenance (watering, annual cutting) and grows fairly quickly.

It is often found in beds or borders, but it also finds its place very well in a planter and in a bouquet.

In spring, summer and even fall, daisies delight bees and butterflies.

Smart tip about the daisy

The young and fresh leaves can enhance your dishes and especially salads.

Video: Shady Garden (October 2021).