Top Questions About Shasta Daisy Plants

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Questions About Shasta Daisy Plants

Asked by
dunkerc on
September 27, 2012

Q. Shasta Daisies

Why does half the plant look burnt? It has done great for 2 years but this summer in Cleveland, Ohio we had some pretty high temps. Suddenly I noticed all 3 plants look like someone burned them but only half the plant. One day green, the next day burnt.

Answered by
Heather on
October 18, 2012
Certified Expert
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It sounds like they may have been affected by a fungus, possibly sooty mold. A fungicide will clear it up, but this late in the season, I would recommend just cutting off the affected stems and discarding them. The plant will come back fine next year and if by chance you do get the fungus again, you can use a fungicide at that time.

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Asked by
schwindenhammer on
October 25, 2012

Q. How to Cover Plants During Winter Season?

I purchased some summer blooming shasta daisies and planted them Oct 25 this year. Since they are not rooted in, can I cover them with a plastic pot to protect them from too hard of a winter or will this work as a disadvantage?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 25, 2012
Certified Expert
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Actually, you should leave them be. The plants will naturally die back and go dormant for winter. You can, however, add a layer of mulch or leaves around the plant to help provide additional winter protection for the roots.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 30, 2014

Q. Shasta Daisies

How much sunlight should a Shasta Daisy receive?

Answered by
Nikki on
December 1, 2014
Certified Expert
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They like at least 5 hours of full sun a day. Less than this, they can survive, but you will see fewer blossoms.

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Asked by
Sjayne620 on
May 15, 2015
Chicago il

Q. When should I look for new growth on retuning Shasta daisy

I planted them last spring and they bloomed all summer. I cut them back in the fall and I’m anxiously looking for them to return. My other perennials are showing new growth. Did I do something wrong or is it too early for them??

Answered by
dann on
May 15, 2015
A.

while many shasta daisies are perennial in your zone you have planted an annual or a daisy not hardy so far north

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Asked by
sommardag on
May 16, 2015
Southern California

Q. Is it Shasta Daisies or is it grass?

I planted Shasta Daisy seeds in April (in southern California). I followed the directions and eight weeks later it looks like a thick carpet of grass and nothing else. What do Shasta leaves look like? The seed company showed me a picture that looked similar to the leaves I have, but I am still worried that the previous lawn has come back to life even after we killed it off and roto-tilled the area and waited a long time before planting. Should I give up and start all over?

Answered by
shelley on
May 17, 2015
Certified Expert
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Without a photograph, I can't really make a judgement call on what it is that you have. Here are some links that will show you what the foliage of shasta daisies looks like so you can make a determination:
https://pbmgarden.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/leucanthemum-x-superbum-shasta-daisy.jpg
http://www.cherrygal.com/images/ShastaInOctober.jpg

For more information on shasta daisies, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/shasta-daisy/planting-shasta-daisies.htm

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Asked by
bengman1 on
May 17, 2015
south jersey

Q. cutting back shasta daisies

Forgot to cut back shasta daisies after 1st frost. They are about 18 inches tall now. Can I still cut them back and have flowers in summer or let them go?

Answered by
shelley on
May 17, 2015
Certified Expert
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You may trim away any dead stems from the previous year. Cutting down the dead stems now will not impact growth this year.

For more information on the care of shasta daisies, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/shasta-daisy/planting-shasta-daisies.htm

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Asked by
grannyb on
May 29, 2015
Monroe Mi

Q. trying to get shasta daisy to grow

This is my 3rd year at trying to get shasta daisy to grow in a spot next to the steps on my deck. It’s on the south side, all sun. Everything else I grow in that bed is thriving but they keep dying. Any ideas as to why or what I should do or perhaps plant something else?

Answered by
shelley on
May 29, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

I have just a few questions to help pinpoint what is happening:
Are you growing from seed or nursery plants? If nursery plants, do they die shortly after being transplanted?

How were you watering them and does your flower bed have good drainage? Shasta is one flower that doesn't tolerate soggy roots. Barring that, I would review the following article on the care of shasta daisies to see if anything else might be amiss:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/shasta-daisy/planting-shasta-daisies.htm

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Answered by
grannyb on
May 30, 2015
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Nursery plants and they lasted most of the summer but never came back. although I did find a little sprout of one coming up. I water them every week at once depending on the rain fall.

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