How to Protect English Daisies


English daisies, also called lawn daisies and European daisies, are perennial plants that can thrive in cool environments. English daisies are common in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 7 and are available in many varieties, including Tasso Strawberries & Cream and Pomponette Mixed. While English daisies are hardy plants, they do need a degree of care and protection.

Step 1

Protect English daisies from the sun. While mature and stable plants tolerate full sun, transplanted plants need protection from it. After moving a young plant from a container to outdoors or to another container, keep it in the shade until it is established and standing erect.

Step 2

Protect English daisies during the winter. Some gardeners move their English daisies into a cold frame, which is a wooden frame with a window top and no floor. You can also mulch the area during the winter. A couple of inches of straw or pine needles will help keep the roots warm.

Step 3

Protect English daisies from snails, slugs and other pests. You can hose off aphids or white flies, or use a pesticide if your plants are being damaged. For snails and slugs, use iron phosphate baits available at your local nursery.

Things You'll Need

  • Mulch
  • Iron phosphate baits
  • Pesticide



Who Can Help

  • Washington State University
Keywords: lawn daisy, European daisy, English daisy

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Melissa Lewis is a former elementary classroom teacher and media specialist. She has also written for various online publications. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.