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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 18, 2019

Q. How to deadhead Shasta Daisies – Becky

I’m a very novice gardener (that may even be stretching my qualifications). I planted a bunch of Shasta Daisies, the Becky variety. I would like the flowers to spread and really overtake the garden they are in. I’ve been reading about deadheading the flowers, but everything I’ve found has been pointed towards flowers that have more than one flower per stem. The Becky variety only had one. I’m wondering how far back I should cut the flowers. To the ground? Near the head? Somewhere in the middle? Thanks for any help you can give!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 18, 2019
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You will want to cut the flower closer to where the leaves begin. This will help them to bloom again before bloom season is over. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/shasta-daisy/deadheading-shasta-daisies.htm

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Asked by
Dittany on
July 11, 2019
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Q. Can I plant shasta daisies now?

Plants will be in full sun.

Answered by
MichiganDot on
July 11, 2019
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This is a difficult time to transplant. High temps and hot sun strip moisture faster than recently disturbed roots can re-supply leaves. To have a chance for success, plant when the weather is cloudy, preferably for several days. Put 2-4 inches of mulch around the plant but not up against plant stems. Rig up some shade so the plant doesn't get direct sunlight. I've used open cardboard boxes placed over the plant and leaf bags over a shovel that is placed where it blocks sunlight. I've seen pictures of umbrellas used to cast shade on new plants. Keep the plant shaded for up to 5 days. After 3 days, try removing the shade apparatus for part of the day and observe for wilting. Put it back up if the plant is struggling. Keep the soil moist, not soggy. If the plant is tall, cut it back 1/3 to 1/2. You will lose some flowers but fewer leaves helps the plant survive. If you purchased the daisy at a summer sale, it may be rootbound. Here is an article on how to deal with that situation: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/root-bound-symptoms.htm

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Asked by
WrightRI on
July 16, 2019
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Q. Seeds from Shasta Daisy

I dead headed my neighbor’s Shasta Daisy. Can these spent blooms be used to harvest seeds?

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
July 17, 2019
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It may be too early to collect seeds. Were the flower heads dry and brown? If there are seeds, are they golden brown? If not, wait till the end of summer and deadhead again when the flowers have lost all their petals and the seed head is forming.

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