Shasta daisies (Chrysanthemum maximum) have green foliage and common daisy blooms using a bright-yellow center surrounded by means of a row of white petals. Shastas increase in full sunlight, 1 to 2-4 in Sunset’s Environment Zones A1 to A3, and H-1, and bloom from July to October. The daisy will mature to 3-feet tall with a 2 foot spread. Shasta daisy blooms are particularly great for attracting butterflies. The hardiness of the perennial makes it a great option for newbies.
Plant Shastas in full-sun — an area which receives 8 to 10 hrs a day. Test the pH of the soil. Soil needs to be somewhat acidic, having a pH around 6.5. In the event the pH is too large, add lime to the soil. Soil temperature should be 70 degrees Fahrenheit crops may be planted in soil temperatures that are cooler, provided that there is not any danger of frost. Space seeds 2″ apart just just beneath the soil surface. Space plants 3 to 6″ apart.
If planted in a pot, water planted in the floor, and every three times. The pot should have holes for drainage. Water enough to saturate the soil throughout the plant.
Work compost to the soil round the plants. Fertilize every 3 months beginning the first week of April or after the last frost and ending in October when the blooming period has ended with 20 20 fertilizer.
As soon as they begin to drop remove blooms. Cut the stem in the bottom of the plant over the foliage. Cutting the stems with blooms that are lifeless makes the plant look and straight back to the foliage encourages development. Cut each of the stems back to the foliage when the period has ended. There’ll be about 3″ of plant left aboveground.
Separate crops in the drop when they begin to to look over-grown with blooms that are fewer, leggy and less foliage stems. Divide the plant utilizing the outside the clump. The middle clump needs to be dumped. Plant the sections independently based on the directions in the prior actions.