Do you have a dense mat of daisies growing in your garden? Daisies
are ‘wild’ perennials that can be quite invasive if left alone for
several years. The good news is, you can actually tame and manage these
daisies with little effort. How? Divide, replant and share them.
Note: Apply this process only if you’re growing the following types of daisy:
Shasta daisy or “Becky
Ryan’s Pink daisy
How to divide daisies:
Work from the outer edge of the clump. Use a sharp spade to dig around and to lift large sections of the daisy foliage.
Gently separate each small plant cluster with your hands, carefully untangling roots as you go.
After you dig and divide the daisies, prepare the bed for
replanting. You can improve the quality of the soil by adding soil
conditioner or organic compost to the garden. Make sure you mix the
conditioner or compost well with the garden soil.
After separating the thick tangle of roots, replant the daisies spacing them 8 to 10 inches apart.
Once the flowers are planted, fertilize with a timed-release, granular product. Water thoroughly.
Share the excess daisy clusters with neighbors or gardening friends.
Additional tip: Other pass-alongs flowers include cosmos, cleomes,
zinnias, morning glories, and moonflowers. You can share the annual
seeds of these flowers. In autumn, share iris, daylilies, ginger lilies, and black-eyed Susans.