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Planting and caring for daisies - this is how it's done

Planting and caring for daisies - this is how it's done



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Marguerites are among the classics among balcony and terrace plants. Here are our tips on how to plant and care for daisies.

Marguerites are relatively easy to care for

In many wildflower meadows, the wanderer encounters the white daisy (the so-called meadow daisy) in summer, which has since been grown for various herbaceous beds in various subspecies.

Today, daisies are therefore not only available in a wide variety of colors (yellow, pink, red, violet), but also in filled form in garden centers under the collective term Shrub daisies offered.

Tip:

Marguerite trees (growing up to 150 centimeters high) are particularly decorative for the terrace area and entrance area. However, you should set up these trees absolutely protected from the wind - otherwise there is a risk of the trunk breaking off!

Plant daisies

A conventional daisy tree grows up to 80 centimeters high on average. It is relatively easy to maintain and flowers from spring to autumn (May to October).

However, when planting a daisy, you should take into account that it always prefers a bright location and a nutrient-rich soil. You can also improve this by regularly incorporating compost and / or animal manure.

As an alternative to the purchased margarite tree, you can also buy daisy seeds and grow them yourself in the flower beds. Sowing in the flower bed should take place from May, in the window potty from March. The daisy seed can also be wonderfully distributed in flower meadows.

If the daisy is satisfied with its new location, it spreads in all directions by itself, which is why you can multiply it again in autumn by dividing it or use it at another location.

Tip:

Marguerites are absolutely sociable, they get along very well with all other daisies in the immediate vicinity. Or they give a colorful natural spectacle in the company of poppies, lupins, phlox, yarrow, etc. Marguerites are also ideal as cut flowers for the vase.

Grooming daisies

»Cut back:

In July (immediately after the first main bloom), a generous pruning on the bush can help to achieve a new, full bloom. You just have to cut back the daisy up to about 1/3. In autumn, you should then cut back the faded daisy completely.

»Fertilize:

In addition, the daisy breeding form receives a regular fertilizer application quite well - from May to August about once a month, if necessary also fertilize with full fertilizer.

»Water daisies:

You have to water daisies regularly during long dry periods and also in the bucket (morning and evening). However, you must strictly avoid waterlogging!

Daisies shine with the sun on the terrace

»Protection in winter:

Frost doesn't like the bucket marguerite, which is why you have to spend the winter in a frost-free but bright room from October. During the wintering phase, you must also make sure that the root ball of the tub plant does not dry out.

Even hardy daisies are now offered for outdoors, which can easily remain outside in winter. But you still have to cover or protect them with brushwood or a garden fleece!

»Fighting fungal infections:

If the daisy is attacked by fungi, it is best to make a radical cut. As a rule, it then sprouts healthy again. However, if you already recognize the fungal infection in the early stages, then a purely organic spraying cure often helps, such as with a field horsetail tea tincture.

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