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Questions About Bush Daisy Plants

Asked by
katem5 on
July 15, 2013

Q. My Euryops Has a White Residue at the Base of When the Leaves Grow

They are in pots and I live in Austin, Tx. What is the white residue and how can I get rid of it? Some of the plants have dead leaves near the bottom of the plant. I water daily as they wilt?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
July 16, 2013
A.

If the white residue you are seeing looks like cotton, it's most likely mealybugs. I know that the plants I've grown over the years have had them. Neem oil usually kills the pest. always follow package directions.

The article at this link has further information on the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/african-bush-daisy/growing-bush-daisies.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 10, 2014

Q. Care of Perennial Bush Daisy, Zone 5

My husband bought me a bush daisy that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Do I need to transplant in a pot and bring in during winter?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
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Yes, since this is a warm climate plants, it may be best to grow it in a container that can be moved inside over winter. Here is more information on caring for this plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/african-bush-daisy/growing-bush-daisies.htm

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Asked by
chismark on
June 3, 2016
Vero Beach, FL

Q. Bush Daisy

What is the difference between Bush Daisy and Cape Daisy?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 6, 2016
A.

This link gives a great tutorial on your very question!

http://heckers.co.za/colour-your-with-daisy-bushes/

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Asked by
jubenorb on
July 25, 2017
11358, zone 7

Q. Montauk Daisy

Should my Montauk Daily plant be cut back prior to the bloom in the Fall? I live in the northeast and the plant stems do get quite long.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 27, 2017
A.

A good way to prune these plants is to cut them back by half on Dec 1 and June 1.

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Asked by
abacus5 on
July 5, 2019
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Q. Could I prune a Bush Daisy which has gotten sprawled out and leggy?

I am caring for family members yard while they are gone for the summer. Other than pruning off the dead flowers, I think these plants could use cutting back. Much of the lower plant lies flat along the ground…with a large woody stem…then leaves and lots of blooms on the end.
But! Will this destroy the plant?

I don’t want to do that.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
July 5, 2019
Certified Expert
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Deadheading and cutting back no more than 1/3 of the plant can help it to regenerate. Restorative pruning should be done in Spring, but doing so in Autumn won't hurt. This article will offer more information on the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/african-bush-daisy/growing-bush-daisies.htm

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Answered by
GKH_Susan on
July 5, 2019
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Yes, you can cut back the bush daisy. There is still plenty of warm weather ahead so you won't be chancing a freeze damaging the plant. Here is more info about the bush daisy:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/african-bush-daisy/growing-bush-daisies.htm

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Asked by
Mickey3b on
September 18, 2019
Altoona Pa

Q. Splitting and pinching montauk daisy mums

When do I split montauk daisy mums? When and how do you pinch back these mums?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 19, 2019
Certified Expert
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They should be pinched back when they are young to promote branching. Once they have bloomed, then it is to late to pinch.

They can be cut back by half, and pruned back by pinching in EARLY Summer, or LATE Spring. This can help promote blooms.

They can be divided during dormancy, or during slow growth, and even in early spring, when they are starting to show new growth.

This article will help you to care for these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/montauk-daisy/growing-montauk-daisies.htm

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