Texas Gardening forum: Blackfoot Daisy

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Name: Misti
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Misti
Feb 25, 2014 8:32 AM CST
We planted a blackfoot daisy last spring in our new beds and it did great, though looked a little ragged by the end of Fall. Now, over winter it died back--or I hope at least. I'm kind of concerned with the wet winter that it may have rotted as I know the plant is more prevalent in central and west Texas. I was curious if anyone else had this plant die back over the winter (any winter) and it returned from the roots the following spring?
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 25, 2014 11:12 AM CST

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I've never been able to keep one going because they don't like wet soggy soil. They need really good drainage. Don't pull it out just yet, but your well amended new bed may also be too rich for these plants that grow out of the limestone hills here.
Name: Misti
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Misti
Feb 25, 2014 2:13 PM CST
That's what I was afraid of. I'll keep an eye on it but I think I may end up planting some new ones in our native sandier soil elsewhere in the yard.
Name: Sandi
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Feb 25, 2014 2:22 PM CST

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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Feb 25, 2014 4:01 PM CST
They Blackfoot Daisies, which grows wild here, die back quite often in severe winters, then come back.There's some out there on my place with bloom buds, others appear dormant or dead..I agree on well-drained. Too much water or rich soil isn't good and plants don't last as long.
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Feb 26, 2014 10:39 PM CST
I have had blackfoot daisies for years, coming back from the original and reseeding. ....But only in the xeri bed. Sandi and Linda are right on. Clearing away the mulch might help.

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