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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Fleabane Daisy is a Flowering Annual
This aster family member has an erect, hairy stem that bears flower-heads full of white or pale pink ray flowers near the top of the plant. These flowers surround a yellow disk near and are held up by green sepals. The fragrance is mild but noticeable. The fleabane daisy is much like its cousin. The ox-eye daisy through the rays, which can number 50 to 120, is short compared to the disk's diameter. It may also be mistaken for an aster, but it blooms much earlier in the season. The toothed, slender, lance-shaped, hairy leaves are up to 5 inches long, and the plant grows from 1 to 5 feet tall.
Fleabane Daisy gets its name from the Belief that the Flowers when Dried, would chase the Fleas out of a House
Some botanists believe that the fleabane daisy is an annual or a biannual, which means it only lives for one season or two. Others think it is a perennial. Even if the fleabane daisy is an annual, it self-seeds so abundantly many gardeners treat it like a perennial.
Fleabane Daisy blooms from June to October.
Fleabane daisy is best for hardiness zones 3 to 8 and flowers from June to October, though there may be a pause in blooming during the hottest part of the summer. The flowers lead to achenes which have tufts that allow the wind to blow them away.
Fleabane daisy prefers well-drained loam and full sun, though it can do well in partial sun and is not particular about the kind of soil as long as it drains well. Some gardeners find that it flourishes in gravelly, clayey, alkaline soil. You should be thin seedlings to about 18 inches apart, and the plants can be divided in spring. The fleabane daisy is a beautiful plant for a meadow garden and attracts a host of pollinators.
Fleabane Daisy Ships as Bare Root