Planting a Yellow Daisy
Yellow daisies are among the easiest and simplest plants to grow. They are almost totally maintenance free, and can even survive periods of neglect in a drought. No skill is required to grow this plant from seed, although thinning out can be a problem. The seeds are tiny and seed spacing is not a viable exercise.
Step 1 – Select Your Plant
If you are going to be planting an existing yellow daisy, you should choose a healthy looking plant with lots of greenery. A good plant will have a typical domed shape and have a wealth of stems and flower stalks
Step 2 – Tidy the Plant Up
If the plant has dead flower heads or is mature with woody stems in the center, remove the dead heads and thin out the woody stems.
Step 3 – Prepare the Flower Bed
Work the soil in the flower bed so that the soil is loose and dig in some fertilizer or fully decomposed garden compost. Yellow daisies will tolerate most soil types but prefer a moist and well drained soil.
Step 4 – Make a Hole Big Enough to Accept Your Plant
Planting the yellow daisy really is as simple as making a hole big enough to accept it and then putting the plant in it. Settle the soil firmly around the plant and water well. You should start with a hole that is twice as wide as the root system as well as twice as deep. Prepare the bottom of the hole with well nourished soil place the plant inside and backfill with more soil.
Step 5 – Step Back and Enjoy
The daisy plant will soon recover from the transplantation and start to replace the flowers that were dead headed. New shoots will start to grow to replace those that you cut out. The yellow daisy blooms virtually all year round and the evergreen foliage is a delight when other plants have gone dormant.
If Transplanting to Another Pot, Follow These Instructions:
Step 1 – Prepare the Pot
The yellow daisy prefers well drained soil so add a couple of inches of gravel to the bottom of the pot.
Step 2 – Prepare the Soil Mix
Yellow daisies will grow in just about any quality of soil but prefer well drained soil. A mix of 50/50 peat and perlite or fully decomposed garden compost is ideal.
Step 3 – Put the Plant in the Pot
Remove the plant and its roots from the original container and place it in the new pot. Add soil mix around the roots and make it quite firm. Water the pot well and put it in good light. The plant will recover very quickly and soon start to replace the dead flower heads you cut out.
Yellow daisies are very prolific and can become root bound if they have been in the same pot for a while. A root bound daisy will show signs of distress like drooping leaves and low flowering rate. Often simply transferring the plant to a larger pot and clipping out some of the dead growth will produce an immediate reversal. Being perennial yellow daisies self seed and can soon carpet an area so also make excellent ground cover. Older plants become shrub like and will have woody stems within a couple of years.