If you forgot to transplant your daisies in the spring and they have already started to bloom, you can also transplant them in the fall. However, you’ll want to make sure that they are finished blooming first.
Moving daisies during the blooming season can interfere with their bloom. That’s why you shouldn’t move them during the summer. Plus, the hot summer temperatures can be stressful on the daises if they are moved at that time.
It’s important to remember that daisies are perennial plants, so they will come back the next year if their bloom is interrupted. However, if you want to enjoy the full blooming season, then it’s best to wait a couple of weeks after fall has started to move them.
But just as you didn’t want to transplant them too early in spring, you don’t want to transplant them too late during fall. September to early October is a good time to transplant them, depending on where you live and how soon it gets cold. At the absolute latest, you will need to transplant daisies about two weeks before the first predicted frost.
The reason why spring is recommended is so that the roots of the daisy have plenty of time to acclimate to their new environment before the cold temperatures of winter set in. Most daisies bloom from late spring to early fall.
By transplanting them from early to mid-spring, they should still bloom on time.
However, you don’t want to wait too early in spring to move them if temperatures are still going to get below freezing at night. If you transplant the daisies and then a freeze comes, the cold weather could kill them before the roots have time to acclimate.
It’s best to wait until after the last frost if you’re going to transplant daisies in the spring. That way, you can ensure that the newly transplanted flowers will survive. In most cases, the end of April or the beginning of May is a good time to transplant them.
The first thing that you’ll want to do is find and prepare the new location to which you want to move your daisies. Daisies require full sun, so you need to find a location that receives at least six hours of sunlight per day. Once you’ve picked out a location, remove any weeds or grass that is growing in the area. Then, use a hose or watering can to thoroughly moisten the ground, which will help the roots acclimate to the soil better.
Next, you’ll want to dig up the daisies from their current location. When you do, make sure to dig at least 5 inches in all directions around the plant. This will ensure that you get enough of the roots. If you don’t get enough of the roots, the plant may not take to the new soil. When you dig up the daisies, you’ll also want to be sure that you dig up as much of the root ball as possible. Avoid the temptation to remove dirt from the root ball.
In the new location, dig a hole that is twice as deep and twice as wide as the root ball. Place the daisies into the hole and cover them with dirt. You can also add some compost if you want. Water the area again thoroughly to help hydrate the daisies.
You can also collect the seeds from daisy plants in order to regrow them. To do this, you will need to wait until seed heads develop after the plant finishes blooming in the fall.