The fall daisy is very famous for decorating graves, but it is also a magnificent plant to flower our gardens and terraces.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Chrysanthemum
Family : Asteraceae
Type : Annual and perennial (depending on species)
Height : 40 to 70 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary
Flowering : June to November
Planting and maintenance, find out what you need to know to have beautiful daisies in the fall.
Planting the fall daisy
The autumn daisy is planted ideally in spring because although it will only flower in late summer or fall, it will be well rooted and will withstand the rigors of fall and winter much better.
- Place young plants in spring in amended, well-drained soil
The fall daisy that we buy potted in the fall can be planted directly in the ground, in pots or in a planter, ideally with potting soil but their hardiness will be less.
- You will choose a place sunny in order to promote flowering.
- Cut the wilted stems before replanting in the garden
- Water after planting
Caring for the fall daisy
The fall daisy needs little care other than watering regularly if it isn't raining.
- Remove faded flowers as you go, this helps the appearance of new flowers.
- Water when the soil is dry, especially for container use as chrysanthemums require moist soil to thrive.
- It is not necessary not wet the foliage to prevent the onset of diseases such as rust or powdery mildew.
- After the first frosts, when the flowers start to blacken, cut the stems low to the ground and cover with a good covering of dried leaves.
Common diseases in autumn daisies
The fall daisy is subject to a few diseases and pests which are preventable, however, especially by avoiding wetting the foliage and by spacing each plant sufficiently so that they do not touch each other.
- Powdery mildew : a whitish film covers the leaves and stems
- Rust : pustules appear on the underside of the leaves
- Aphids : leaves curl and eventually fall.
All you need to know about the autumn daisy
The fall daisy is from Korea but today it is a cult plant in Japan where it has become the favorite flower of the Japanese.
She is called over there thefall flowerand she is the symbol of pleasure and happiness.
There exists a very large variety of chrysanthemums.
They are known for their pink, red, orange, yellow or white hues.
They have the advantage of bloom late, until the month of November or December, and thus come to decorate our gardens advantageously when flowers start to be scarce.
They are also planted potted to flower balconies and terraces.
- To do this, prefer a good soil for flowering plants, which will have the advantage of retaining moisture because the plant needs it.
The chrysanthemum has a great capacity of adaptation and will be as well in bed, in pot or in container but also to adorn a flower bed.
Smart tip about fall daisies
If you want to choose the color, buy them in a pot (container) when they start to flower and plant them in your garden.