How To Transplant a Shasta Daisy

Overview

Shasta daisies, with their tall stems and bright blooms, add delightful foliage and blossoms to sunny growing areas. Because Shasta daisies grow in clumps, they will spread into larger plantings as they mature, filling in a growing area attractively. Whether you seek to divide a mature clump or simply transplant Shasta daisies to a new growing area, move them in the spring or the autumn while the plant is not actively growing.

Step 1

Select a calm day with 70 F temperatures when the sun is not shining brightly to minimize stress on the Shasta daisies. Spread the tarp near the digging area to hold soil and the daisies once you dig them from the ground.

Step 2

Prepare the new planting area prior to removing the daisies from the ground. Cultivate the soil with the spade down to at least 4 inches and add 1 inch of compost over the soil. Mix the compost into the soil well with the garden spade.

Step 3

Dig a new hole for the Shasta daisy, making it large enough and deep enough to place the daisy back into the ground at the same depth as it was already growing.

Step 4

Insert the shovel about 3 inches outside the root area of the Shasta daisy and push the shovel blade deep into the soil. Dig a circle around the daisy with the shovel and then angle the shovel blade under the roots to lift the daisy out of the soil. Place the daisy onto the tarp.

Step 5

Move the daisy to its new planting location immediately and place the plant into the prepared hole. Fill soil in around the roots to cover them, filling the hole to make it even with the surrounding soil level.

Step 6

Fertilize the transplanted Shasta daisy immediately after you finish transplanting it. Mix 1 tbsp. of the fertilizer with 1 gallon of water and pour the fertilizer over the soil.

Step 7

Water the transplanted Shasta daisy regularly for the first two weeks after transplanting to help the plant acclimate to the new growing location.

Things You'll Need

  • Tarp
  • Garden spade
  • Compost
  • Shovel
  • Fertilizer (20-20-20) or (16-12-10)

References

  • University of Florida: Shasta Daisy
  • Brooklyn Queens Land Trust: Perennial Flowers
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