Euryops Daisy: how to grow it in your pot, yard or garden
Do you know Euryops daisies that bloom yellow flowers, similar to Margaret? The flowering period is long from winter to early summer, and it is characterized by very good flowering and flowering one after another. The brilliant flower color gives a gorgeous color to the winter garden, which tends to be lonely. The branches and leaves are refreshing silver green, and it is an excellent plant that is useful as a color leaf plant when there are no flowers. In this article, we will focus on Euryops daisies and explain in detail their charm, characteristics, and how to grow them.
What is Euryops Daisy?
Euryops daisy is an evergreen shrub of the genus Euryops in the family Asteraceae. Although it looks like a flower among the seedlings, it is actually a tree, and after growing for several years, it grows large and becomes like a thick, rugged trunk. The height of the tree is about 90 to 100 cm, and it is classified as a shrub. It originates in South Africa and is reasonably resistant to heat and cold.
Euryops daisy was introduced to our country in the 1970s. It is a relatively new flower and was initially sold as a potted flower. It can withstand relatively hot and cold weather and can overwinter even if it is planted in warm regions, so it is gradually attracting attention as a material for gardening. Nowadays, it is widely recognized and has become a popular flower for both garden and potted plants.
The flowering period of Euryops daisy is from November to May, and the flowering period is long, and the biggest beauty is that it blooms even in winter. The flowers of the Asteraceae family, such as marguerites, bloom one after another, bringing brilliance to the chilly winter garden. The flower color is only yellow, and the flower appearance is single-flowered, double-flowered, etc. The size of the flower is about 3 to 4 cm, and the flower blooms on the top with the flower stalk extended by 10 to 15 cm.
Then take a closer look at the branches and leaves. The delicate form like lace is attractive, and the bright silver green. Since it is evergreen, it can be viewed as a color leaf all year round, and it is also useful as a complement to other flowers outside the flowering period. It looks like silver green because the branches and leaves are densely populated with fine hair. Therefore, if the branches and leaves are exposed to water, they will not dry easily and will become stuffy, so it is important to give them only to the soil at the root of the plant without getting the entire plant wet when watering.
Main varieties of Euryops daisy
It seems that about 95 types of Euryops, to which Euryops daisies belong, have been confirmed, mainly in North Africa. Euryops means “has big eyes” in Greek, and it seems that it was attached to the flower shape. A typical cultivar of Euryops daisy is’Tiara Miki’. It is a double-flowered flower with many petals and a luxurious atmosphere.
How to grow Euryops daisy
So far, we have introduced in detail the profile of Euryops daisy. From here, as a practical part of gardening, we will explain the suitable environment and planting method, watering and fertilization, daily management such as pest control and pruning, and how to increase it.
It prefers a sunny place. It grows healthy whether it is planted in the garden or cultivated in pots. Although it is strong against dryness, it is not good at humid environments, so it is important to create well-drained soil. It is a good idea to use the slope or fill it up a little. If the environment does not freeze in winter, it will overwinter outdoors.
Planting / replanting
The best time to plant Euryops daisy seedlings is from March to May and from late September to October. Not limited to this time, if you purchase a flowering plant at a flower seedling shop, plant it early. Organic materials such as humus and compost are put in and cultivated well, and seedlings are planted in the place where the soil has been prepared. When planting multiple plants, leave a space of 60 to 80 cm or more. After planting, water it thoroughly. In areas with severe cold, it is a good idea to replant in pots before winter. Move to a warm place where it is sunny and free of frost to manage it.
It is convenient to use horticultural compost that has been formulated for the cultivation of flowers. As a guide, the size of the pot should be one to two times larger than the seedlings you obtained. Place a pot bottom net in the bottom hole of the prepared pot, add 1 to 2 steps of pumice stone, and then add half of the potting soil. Remove the Euryops daisy seedlings from the pot and place them temporarily in the pot to determine the height. To prevent the water from overflowing immediately when watering, it is advisable to set the amount of soil to a height of about 2 to 3 cm below the pot edge and take a water space. Add the potting soil while poking it with a split so that the soil spreads well into the pot. Finally, give enough water until plenty of water flows out from the bottom of the pot.
As a material for group planting, it is OK to plant it in a large pot together with other plants. The roots grow vigorously, and when the plants grow large and crowd, they weaken, so replant them once a year. You can replant it by increasing the size to a pot that is one or two times larger, or if you do not want to make it too large, break the root pot and cut it back deeply to about half the height and replant it in the same pot…
The branches and leaves of Euryops daisy look silver-green because they are entirely covered with white downy hair. Therefore, if you apply it to the whole plant when watering it, it will get stuffy and weaken the plant. Please remove the mouth of the watering can and aim at the ground of the stock. When watering in the middle of summer, if you do it in the daytime when the temperature is high, the temperature of the water will rise quickly and it will become like lukewarm water. This will weaken the stock, so it is important to do it during cool hours in the morning or evening. Also, when watering in the middle of winter, if you water in the evening, the temperature may drop and freeze, which may damage the plants. The point is to water in the daytime when the temperature has risen sufficiently.
For beginners, it is recommended to have slow-release chemical fertilizers and fast-acting liquid fertilizers on hand. It is highly versatile for plants and has the advantage of being easy to handle because it does not smell. For the liquid fertilizer to be given during the flowering period, it is recommended to select a product with a composition aimed at promoting flowering.
For both garden planting and pot cultivation, except in midsummer and midwinter, slow-release chemical fertilizer is regularly sprinkled around the plant to maintain the momentum of the plant. In the case of pot cultivation, it is advisable to give liquid fertilizer once every 10 days from the time the flower stalks rise to the end of flowering. If fertilizer components remain in the high temperature period of summer, the stock may weaken, so it is important to run out of fertilizer and manage it in summer.
“Flower picking” means picking the flowers that have finished blooming and remain on the plant. Pick dead flowers early to keep them looking good. Keeping the area around the plant clean will help control the outbreak of pests. In addition, if you leave the flowers that have finished forever, the plants will be consumed by turning nutrients there in an attempt to sow seeds, which will lead to premature aging and a decrease in the number of flowers. If you pick the flowers diligently, they will bloom one after another in an attempt to leave the next generation, and they will continue to bloom for a long time.
How to increase
Euryops daisies can be increased with cuttings. The optimum time for cuttings is from April to June or from late September to October. First, cut out the vigorous branches and leaves to a length of about 5 cm, insert them into a container filled with water for about 1 hour, and let them absorb water. Put commercially available potting soil for flowers in a tray for raising seedlings, and insert the water-absorbed branches and leaves (cuttings). It is also OK to use the foliage that was cut out when pinching or cutting back. If you manage it so that it does not run out of water, it will take root after a while, so replant it in a black pot and raise seedlings. When the plant grows, plant it where you want to plant it. The advantage of cuttings is that they clone the harvested strain.
Let’s grow Euryops daisy with its gorgeous yellow color.
Euryops daisy is attractive because it has thick branches and leaves and has a long flowering period from winter to early summer. The bright yellow flowers brighten the winter garden, so one plant is a popular plant that you will want. Here, we have introduced a wide range of items, from their characteristics to how to grow them. Why don’t you welcome Euryops daisies, which are easy to grow even for beginners, to your garden or balcony.