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How to Grow Daisies

Views: 19523 | Last Update: 2009-04-30
How to Grow Daisies - Provided by eHow
Daisies are gorgeous plants that will grow in almost any conditions, but growing them requires knowing where the daisies are native. Start growing daisies in the spring with instructions from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening and... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment, we're going to learn all about how to grow a daisy or how to grow daisies. Now, daisies are gorgeous plants, and they'll grow in almost any conditions from zones three to ten. But there's so many plants that are called daisies that are related. So in order to understand what daisy you're growing, you need to figure out where they're native. So the English daisies, or the bellis daisies, which usually are called what we call daisies, are from England and all over Europe. And so they can handle really cold climates. But when you're growing daisies like the swan river daisy from Australia, they cannot get too cold, so you'll lose them if they gets in, really, cold temperatures. So it depends on what you're calling a daisy because there's also African daisies from South Africa and other parts of Africa, and they close up in the shade and they're not good cut flowers and they can't handle really, really cold temperatures. So depending on your variety of daisy is depending on how to grow it. When I think of a daisy, I think of the wild daisies that are out in the Northwest all over on the side of the road and in fields, and they're just small...just even up to a foot tall daisies. And they're yellow-centered with white on the edge. And you can find them everywhere. And apparently, those are related to the bellis daisies, and at one time, they were just propagated and got wild, so they're all over the countryside now, an almost invasive weed. So you can start most daisies by seed -- that's the easiest way to start them in the spring. So make sure there's no chance of frost. Start your daisies in the spring, and then after they start growing, set them outside at the last chance of any frost and they'll bloom all summer long. And do your research and figure out which kind of daisy you're actually growing, and you'll find that you'll have a beautiful garden with lots of daisies.