Can I move/split these Shasta daisies?

tess237(6)March 15, 2008

Last year I started some Shasta daisies from seed. I put four of them into my flowerbed and they grew and were leafy last year but did not flower. Now I'm looking at the places where I planted them and I want to move them elsewhere. I can already see that they are getting new green leaves, so it appears as though they are going to come back this year. Is it too soon to move them, since this is only their second year? Should I let them go another year in their current location before moving them around?

Also, my mom suggested I split them... but again, I wonder if it's too soon. Should they be a few years old before I divide them?

Thanks for your help!

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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

The ideal time to divide and move shastas is right after they bloom, which is fairly early in the season. Since they were just grown from seed last year, I would wait. However, they are extremely tough, and if you really want/need to move them now, they will almost certainly survive (assuming you don't have anymore deep freezes ahead). The thing is, if you divide them now, you will not get as pretty a bloom this year. It's up to you.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2008 at 4:05PM
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You can move those young plants around if you desire, though I'd probably wait till the weather warms up a bit. As for making divisions, do so after they have bulked up in size, then the clumps can be dug and easily pulled apart ... plants I've divided in the spring have flowered nicely come summer.


    Bookmark   March 16, 2008 at 12:41AM
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