How to Prune Daisies for Winter

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Things You'll Need

  • Pruning shears

  • Mulch or straw


When blooming, to increase the number of flowers, "deadhead" your plants, pinching of the spent or dead daisies to make room for new growth.

One of the best things about daisies, besides their delightful range of appearance and colors, is that they are usually a perennial plant. They will grow back year after year with proper pruning practices. Blooming usually in spring and summer, depending on the variety, they begin to fade in the fall. Depending on your climate there are some simple steps you can take to prune your daisies for winter.


Step 1

Check what type of daisies you have in your garden to confirm they are perennials. There are a few daisies that are annuals, which means they will die off every year and need to be replaced by new daisies.

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Step 2

Cut back the dead stems back to soil level in late autumn/early winter when the plant has finished blooming.

Step 3

Place a heavy mulch over or cover with straw in colder climates to protect them from frost and snow.

Step 4

Dig up and divide your daisies every 3 to 4 years to minimize overcrowding. Signs that your daisies are getting too crowded are smaller blooms in relation to previous years.


Claudia Newcorn

Claudia Newcorn is the owner of marketing & communications agency Acorn Enterprises. She has been a freelance writer and editor for over 10 years. She writes for both businesses and individuals. Her articles appear in print and online newspapers and magazines. She is the author of an award-winning fantasy book, "Crossover".