Gerbera Daisy Plants
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Gerbera Daisy

Zone Saskatoon, SK | Anonymous added on June 7, 2018 | Answered

My freshly planted Gerbera Daisy is wilting in the afternoon sun. It gets full hot sun and no shade. The flower stems get weak and topple over. They seem to bounce back when the sun is not so strong. They have enough water and are not over watered. I'm wondering, with the window well near by and the fact that they are in a garden at the front of the house, if they are finding it to hot? Advice please?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 9, 2018

They may be drooping in the heat of the day because they are newly planted and not established yet. Morning sun and afternoon shade is ideal.

Improve watering conditions. Too much or too little water is a common cause of drooping or wilting. Water plants once early in the day, soaking the soil, but let the plant and soil surface dry off before nighttime to reduce the chance of disease. Wet soil also causes root death.

You can shade them during the hot portion of the day to reduce stress on the plants.

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