Direct Seeding Gloriosa Daisy - Knowledgebase Question

Turnersville, NJ
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Question by dcbrown
July 19, 1998
This year I started Gloriosa Daisies indoors. After transplanting it appeared that all died. I suspect the exceptionally wet spring had something to do with this. Recently several daisies have come up and flowered, and are they ever magnificent!

My question is: "Can I get away with direct seeding after the ground has warmed up next year?" I really like these flowers, and would like to grow them again.

Answer from NGA
July 19, 1998
I think it would work. These plants germinate best at warm temperatures and grow faster when it is warm. In my garden, they self sow and seem to bloom at about the same time as the ones I start indoors! You may also find that later-planted plants survive the winter and bloom again the following year, or you may find that they act like annuals and don't come back, mainly because they exhaust themselves by blooming until hard frost. I love these plants, too!

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