dividing shasta daisy?

loveofmylife680(z7)March 8, 2008

I was going to divide my shasta daisy [becky]for the spring swap but it is like shrub roots, has anyone else ever divided these.

Jill

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tedevore(7b Al)

Yes, I got this plant from a division from susan a few years ago, and since
I have dug up offspring from the spreading 3' wide clump a couple of times for other people.

I try to get as much roots as I can, and the division would look wilted and sad, but would tend to recover after a couple of weeks. Its one of those durable plants that doesn't disappear in the winter. I like it.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2008 at 10:03AM
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loveofmylife680(z7)

Did you dig the whole thing up to divide it?
Jill B.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2008 at 9:33PM
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tedevore(7b Al)

No, I would just dig some offshoots from the main clump, where it is spreading. (it seems to spread slowly with underground runners...but notfar and wide like japanese anemone.) Getting a good offshoot with some roots is easier than digging up the whole clump, which i'll probably have to do someday.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2008 at 12:42AM
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wannab(8b & 4a)

Now that we know how to divide them may I ask a question? Will they grow and thrive on the Gulf Coast? So far I have not had any luck with them here, and most places they grow like weeds? Any idea about what I am doing wrong?

    Bookmark   March 14, 2008 at 10:16AM
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zurimom

Is it best to divide the daisies in the fall or wait for spring?

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 3:21PM
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