Planting Instructions for an English Daisy


The English daisy is recognized by almost everyone. It is the low-growing white daisy seen in lawns. In some areas it is considered a weed as it grows and propagates well in almost any moist soil. New hybrids have been known to have double flowers and come in colors other than white. The English daisy is an annual but is grown as a perennial in gardening zones 4 through 7. Easy to grow and maintain, the English daisy makes a nice plant for container gardening as well as ground covers.

Step 1

Plan English daisies in an area that has full sun to partial shade. Borders and in the front of the flower garden are ideal as they will only grow from 4 to 6 inches high.

Step 2

Dig holes 6 to 9 inches apart. Holes should be slightly larger than the container you purchased the plant in. Remove all grass, weeds and stones from the dug out soil. Amend the soil to a one part soil and one part compost mixture.

Step 3

Remove the English daisy plant from the container and place it into the planting hole. Adjust the soil so the daisy is at the same level it was in the container. Fill in around the roots with amended soil and hand tamp down to compact the soil.

Step 4

Water the English daisy plant so that the roots get completely wet. Water from then on to keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water should drain through and not sit on top of the soil for more than a couple of minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • English daisy plant
  • Spade
  • Compost


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