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tiojim
Dec 18, 2018 1:42 PM CST
Group of daisies were cut back to knee high after blooming faded. Thru the fall they maintained basal foliage but most of the lower stalks dried slowly. Some however put out a growth of leaves and strange looking root like clumps about 12 to 18 inches up the stalks. Question---Can I remove these upper growths from the stalks and plant them and expect to grow a new daisy plant?
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plantladylin
Dec 18, 2018 6:42 PM CST
Hi tiojim, Welcome!

I don't grow Shasta Daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) but I think you can propagate by rooting the stem cuttings or by dividing the clumps. I don't know if this is the time of year to root cuttings or not but hopefully others who are more familiar with this lovely plant will be along with advice very soon.

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DaisyI
Dec 18, 2018 6:53 PM CST
I do grow Shasta Daisies. In my experience, after the flowers fade, their stem leans down to the soil and plantlets grow and root. So, I don't see why you can't do the same. Maybe you can bend those stalks down and pin them in place to allow the plantlets to root why still attached to the parent plant. If not, I would leave about 6 inches of stem below the plantlet to act as an anchor and plant them - make sure the base of the plantlet is in contact with the soil.
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stone
Dec 19, 2018 1:53 PM CST
tiojim said:Group of daisies were cut back to knee high after blooming faded. Thru the fall they maintained basal foliage but most of the lower stalks dried slowly. Some however put out a growth of leaves and strange looking root like clumps about 12 to 18 inches up the stalks. Question---Can I remove these upper growths from the stalks and plant them and expect to grow a new daisy plant?

You can try...
I've had some success in rooting such cuttings...

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