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Summer time is daisy time, whether in the tub on the terrace or firmly rooted in the garden. In addition to bushy growing specimens, shaped, decorative trunks are offered in the trade. However, it is always the flowers that are important to the owner. The white-yellow flowers should appear in large numbers, linger for a long time and be seamlessly replaced by new ones. When can the flowering miracle begin and how long does the flowering period last under the best conditions?
A sunny spot drives flowering
Wild-growing Leucanthemum, as marguerite is botanically called, always voluntarily looks for a sunny spot in a meadow. If it can soak up the heat and light of the sun unhindered, it will bloom vigorously and persistently. The situation is no different with the deliberately cultivated marguerite. When it starts flowering depends primarily on the location assigned to it.
- a consistently sunny position
- no shady neighboring plants
May gives the starting signal
In the month of June, the blossoms of the marguerites can certainly be expected. But May is always good for a surprise in this regard. If the daisies are pampered ideally and the weather plays along, their beautiful flowers can be seen earlier. The flower dance then does not break off for a long time. Only the frost is an insurmountable obstacle and usually puts an abrupt end to the diligence of the daisies in October. A mild autumn can occasionally cause an extension.
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How the heyday lasts half a year
You have already done the Leucanthemum a favor with a sunny location, and it will thank you with plenty of flowers. So that this stream of gifts doesn't stop for half a year, she should find other supporting conditions:
- the sunny spot should also be sheltered from the wind
- humic soil provides plenty of nutrients
- Fertilize potted crops regularly
- Always keep soil moist
Withered flowers make way for fresh blossoms
They keep their heads up for a long time, but at some point the time has come for each flower to say goodbye for good. The daisy plants continue to bloom with new blossoms, while the faded plants are still sapping their strength.
- each marguerite spends itself in the formation of seeds
- yellow leaves are energy thieves
To ensure that all the energy goes into the formation of new flowers, you should remove wilted parts of the plant.
- Cut weekly with sharp scissors
- start below the withered flower heads
- also remove yellow leaves
- alternatively: a radical cut at the end of July
- Shorten the marguerite by a third
- second radical cut in autumn after flowering
These pruning measures drive the daisy to its highest flowering rate, also because they promote branching. If there are more shoots, more flower buds can form.
tip: If you leave a few flowers, the marguerite will form seeds and self-seed.
Only healthy blossoms
Diseases and pests sap the strength of the affected plants. All plants that struggle with this inevitably neglect flowering. A long flowering period with a particularly large number of flowers can only be expected from a perfectly healthy plant.
So that the marguerite rewards you with its white-yellow flowers, you should keep it healthy in return. This means regularly looking for signs of this and taking appropriate measures in good time.
A daisy trunk is in no way inferior to the outdoor daisy. From mid-May, it can stay outdoors with the pot and the first flowers can bloom. It can continue to bloom until October and delight us with it. But a long flowering period with countless flowers can only be achieved with our help.
Due to its limited housing, the daisy trunk needs particularly good care and an ideal location. The following are good for the flowers:
- sunny and sheltered location
- always moist soil
- regular fertilizing
- timely removal of faded leaves
- Combat diseases and pests immediately