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Planting Guide for Seaside Daisies

    • 1). Consider the conditions in your garden. The seaside daisy is cold-hardy to about 15 degrees Fahrenheit and can also tolerate hot summer temperatures. It does not like dry conditions though, so it may not be the best choice for a climate where you will have to water frequently. It will thrive in heavy clays, but it can also be planted in sandy soils.

    • 2). Choose a variety that will fit best with your needs. Some will grow quite compact at 6 inches or so, such as "Wayne Roderick," while others, like "Bountiful," will grow up to 12 inches and spread. Some hybrids, Cape Sebastian as an example, are more drought tolerant than others.

    • 3). Plant in mid to late spring in a mixed border with monkey flowers, salvia or stachys. Smaller varieties can also fit well in a rock garden or container planting. Do not choose a spot that gets intense afternoon sun.

    • 4). Dig a hole slightly larger and deeper than the pot containing your plant. Remove the plant from the pot and gently break up the root ball if it is compacted.

    • 5). Place the root ball into the hole, and refill with loose earth, ensuring the root ball sits slightly below the ground surface.

    • 6). Water well, and be sure to wash off any excess dust, which the plant does not tolerate.

    • 7). Add surface mulch to preserve moisture around the plant. A composting mulch, such as cedar or pine bark, will look good and, over time, add nutrients to the soil.

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