Gloriosa Daisy Guide

A glorious addition to any garden, the Gloriosa Daisy stands tall and blooms beautiful yellow petals that range from golden orange, to a deep mahogany red. Another pollination powerhouse, this flower beckons for bees and butterflies to bolster your garden.

 

TO SOW

Gloriosa Daisies grow best in a wide range of weather starting in cooler temperatures from 45°F-70°F. They do great in containers and small gardens. Bank on Seeds recommends transplanting. 

If Direct Seeding

  • Direct seed outside a week before the frost date; or
  • Direct seed into a container 12 inches deep and wide anytime of the year. It can be placed outside when the temperature is between 50°F-70°F; or

If Transplanting

Begin the growing season early and start the daisy seeds indoors in trays or pods 3-4 weeks before the last frost date. Germination is best and fastest between 55°F-75°F. It can be transplanted outside 5 weeks later.

Surface sow Gloriosa daisy seeds 12 inches apart by pressing them gently into well raked soil with rows spaced 12-18 inches apart. Germination will take 10-20 days.

TO GROW

Gloriosa daisy likes well-draining, fertile soil free of weeds. They also like full sun while being able to withstand some light frosts. Water moderately - check the top 2-3 inches of soil and if it is dry, then water it. You can let dry between watering.

Apply mulch to the top of soil to retain moisture, regulate temperature and deter weeds. Add aged compost to the top of the soil or 0-20-20 fertilizer a month after sowing.

TO REAP

Daisies are full grown in 45-60 days. Cut the blooms for a pop of color in your home or keep them in the garden to repel aphids and attract butterflies and bees. Deadheading will encourage continued growth. Cut back the plant entirely to overwinter for next season.

PESTS/DISEASES

Leafhoppers – spray off with water, handpick, insecticidal soap, diatomaceous earth, row covers

Root rot, aster yellow and leafspot – do not water from overhead, let dry between watering, keep free of weeds.

*Companion plant Gloriosa Daisy to deter deer from eating all your hard-earned flower heads or attract beneficial insects such as bees and butterflies. *


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