Return to the Alabama Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
dividing shasta daisy?

Posted by loveofmylife680 z7 al (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 8, 08 at 9:09

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


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: dividing shasta daisy?

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.


 o
RE: dividing shasta daisy?

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


 o
RE: dividing shasta daisy?

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.


 o
RE: dividing shasta daisy?

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?


 o
RE: dividing shasta daisy?

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


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Alabama Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here