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Many daisies are poorly hardy. If they are in a pot or if they are generally considered to be sensitive, such as stems, then they should be overwintered for the sake of their survival. But how does that work?

The marguerite is poorly hardy

Bring in before the first frost

Before the first frost sets in - around mid to late October - the sensitive little ones are taken to their winter quarters. This should be like this:

  • unheated
  • cool between 5 and 15 °C
  • bright

Protect daisies planted outside

Daisies that you have planted out and that are frost tolerant should be protected if they are in a harsh, exposed location. Even if extreme frost temperatures threaten, winter protection is recommended. The following are suitable as protection in the root area and around the shoots:

  • leaves
  • brushwood
  • fleece
  • burlap sack

Preparation for wintering - not to be neglected

The preparation for hibernation is the be-all and end-all. It starts as early as late summer. From the end of August/beginning of September you should no longer fertilize your daisies. If you do this anyway, you prevent the shoots of the plants from maturing with the strong supply of nutrients. This makes them much more sensitive to frost.

You should also cut back your daisies shortly before they are quartered or overwintered. Take a pair of sharp pruning shears and cut back the plants by about a third. Old leaves and flowers should also be removed at the same time.

during hibernation

During the winter of the daisies, the plants should never dry out. They therefore need to be watered from time to time. The motto here is to pour sparingly. Fertilizers should be completely avoided.


Check the daisies regularly for pests and diseases during the winter!

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