If you do not know much about this plant, we’ve got news for you… Gloriosa Daisy plants are not daisies. They are Black-Eyed Susans, which have a daisy-like flower and appearance. These plants are biennials or short-lived perennials. Use this guide on “How to grow Gloriosa Daisy Flowers” to learn how to grow them. Then, get growing!
Native to North America, easy to grow Gloriosa Daisies are great, natural wildflowers. They look great in masses and have become very popular in home flower gardens. This perennial requires little attention to produce colorful a profusion of attractive, colorful flowers.
Almost everyone knows this easy-to-grow American wildflower. The attractive flowers have double and semi-double blooms. Colors are yellow, gold and rust, with a dark brown center.
All varieties of Black-Eyed Susans are great cut for bouquets or vases.
Gloriosa Daisies look great almost anywhere Grow them in natural settings, as borders, or in masses.
Gloriosa Daisies, like other Black-Eyed Susan flowers, attract butterflies.
Flowers Bloom: Summer
Plant height: 24″ to 36″.
Gloriosa Daisies are grown from seed. If started early in the spring, you may get blooms the first year. Plant seeds directly into your flower garden, as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Or, plant them in summer or fall, for flowers next year.
First, sow seeds 1/8 inch deep and cover them with light garden or seed-starting soil. Next, water them lightly. Finally, keep the soil moist, not wet while the seeds germinate.
You can start plants indoors, 6-8 weeks before the last frost date for your area.
The plants grow 2-3 feet tall on long stems. If grown in flower gardens, space 1 to 1/12 feet apart.
Days to Germinate: 7 – 14 days.
Plants are also be propagated, division. Dig up plants, separate them into clumps, and re-plant the clumps.
Gloriosa Daisy plants are easy to grow. The plants like full sun. They do well in average soils. If you are planting them in poor soil, mix in plenty of compost, before planting.
The plant also tolerates dry soil conditions. While you do not need to water or fertilize Gloriosa plants, a little extra love and care result in more and bigger blooms.
Keep plants well weeded when young. Established will grow in thick clumps, and will not need weeding.
Established plants grow well unattended.
Separate the clumps after a few years, or the plants will crowd each other out, resulting in smaller plants and flowers.
Extend the blooming period, by deadheading, spent blooms. After flowers have died, pinch off the dead flower heads to promote new blooms. Also, deadheading helps to keep a neat and tidy appearance. Of course, if you are going to save seeds for next year, keep a few spent flowers on the plant until the dead bloom has completely dried.
Ideal Soil pH: 5.5 – 7.5.
Plant Problems – Identify the causes and find the cures.
Gloriosa Daisies are resistant to insects and disease. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.