Daisies, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Perennial Flower Information

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The word
“Daisy”? was formerly written Day’s Eye, and the Daisies
are really well named, for there is no season in the
garden when some sort of Daisy is not in bloom.

The Shasta
Daisy, Chrysanthemum maximum, is like a field
Daisy seen through a magnifying glass. Most of us like
the bright, Daisy-like flowers and we are delighted
with the Shasta Daisy because it blooms so freely and
has long stems useful for cutting. As garden subjects
they are low growing and are charming for use as edging
plants. They are readily propagated, both by seeds and
division of the plants. Dampness in the Winter, not
cold, injures them. If a light covering of straw is
given during the Winter they will be well protected,
but a thick covering will do more harm than good.

The Giant
Daisy (Chrysanthemum uliginosum) has a white
flower, but differs from the field Daisy in that
the plants are 4 feet to 7 feet tall. They are propagated
by seeds or division and it is said that they bloom
the first year from seed. They are good background perennials
and are also useful for cut flowers. Low, moist places
are ideal for this Daisy. They are successfully naturalized.


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