When to Plant Daisy Seeds
Daisies are almost foolproof to grow. They can be planted in the spring, summer or fall. Most gardeners sow their daisy seeds directly in the garden.
Where to Plant Daisy Seeds
Choose a sunny location that is well-protected with rich, well-drained soil. Compost can be mixed with your garden soil.
How to Plant Daisy Seeds
Daisy seeds require light to germinate, so be careful not to cover them too much when planting. Learn more about germination light requirements here.
Use a hoe or rake to scratch the top of soil. Then, toss the seeds on top. Daisy seeds should only lightly be covered with about 1/8 inch of soil. It is important to maintain a good level of moisture until the seeds have germinated (in approximately 14 days). If you desire, a general fertilizer can be applied during the early growth stages and monthly thereafter. Before the daisies bloom, you can switch to a high phosphorus fertilizer. This will give you bigger, brighter flowers.
How to Care for Daisies
Daisies need average amounts of water. Once your perennials are established, separate your varieties by division every 3 to 4 years to avoid overcrowding. Dig up clumps and separate them into groups to be replanted. If you live in a cold climate, give your daisies a layer of mulch to protect them during the winter.