I have painted daisies that are like a clump not seeds. I ordered them. I want to start them in the house in pots and transplant them out side in a few weeks. How do I cover them with soil and how deep? What position do I put them in pot? Never planted this before.
If you mean that you have received small bedding plants, and want to put them into larger pots, try 6" or 4" pots, use seed starting medium, and don't set them any deeper than they already are - in other words, don't put medium over the top of the original soil, just build up around. Place them in a sunny southern window, or under fluorescent light for 16 hours a day. This article will give you some tips on raising painted daisies: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/painted-daisy/painted-daisy-plants.htm
Just wondering if they spread like Shasta daisy.
This article has some useful information about painted daisies.
If you want them to reseed, you should stop cutting back or deadheading during the last month of bloom.
I have terrible success propagating these beauties. Follow all instructions with T-5 lights and warming pads. Completely mystified! Any advice? Jan
There are a few common reasons for failure to germinate. They need light to germinate, so they must be placed on top of soil, and not covered. Sounds like you have the warmth down. Sometimes the seed packs can be old as well.
This article will help you to care for the after they are established: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/painted-daisy/painted-daisy-plants.htm
This is first time I have ever tried to grow anything and I started with painted daisies. The are about 2 inches tall in seedling growing little pots. The stems are thin and look fragile. When should I move them outside? Should their stem/stalk be more sturdy? I am such a novice at gardening!
You will want to thin these out to one per cell. The proper way to do this is to pinch the top, not pull the roots out. This will disturb the one that you are trying to keep. Pinching the top off will kill it without disturbing the other.
Then you will wait until the plants have two sets of true leaves. The first leaf is not a true leaf. At this time, you may transplant, but you need to harden them off so they can become accustomed to the new environment.
This article will help you with their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/painted-daisy/painted-daisy-plants.htm
I have purchased 5 different packages of Painted Daisy seed and none of them have come up. I started the seed in soil for seed in containers and kept moist, the package said 7 - 21 days to germinate. Can you give me some tips please?
Growing from seed can be a challenge because of "damping off." This is caused by a fungus that often attacks seed before it ever reaches above ground. I've included information on preventing damping off.
Also, were you careful to only cover the seed with 1/8 inch of soil? Often, people plant seeds deeper than needed for germination.
Another tip is to enclose the planted seeds with plastic till the seeds germinate.
Started from a seed this spring. The container can be moved indoors if need be.
Painted daisies are hardy in zones 3-7, so you can leave them outside, though I would move them to a protected area away from winds. Also if the container is less than 12 inches across I would heap some dried fallen leaves around it.
This year I lost all my original painted daisies i had for 25 years. I purchased new rooted painted daisies and planted them. Only a few survived but they never got big to bloom. I want to protect them so they will survive the winter (zone 5). It has been very hot this year and I am lucky these plants are still alive. what can i do?
Be sure to mulch them well after the first frost. They should die back to the ground so you can even cover them completely with mulch and pull it back off the plants in spring when new growth begins.