Seed sowing of Zinnia

Seed Sowing

When to sow seed of a Daisy:

Seeds can sown either in spring or autumn depending on the variety. Some can be sown in spring as well as the autumn.

How to sow seed of a Daisy:

Seeds can been sown indoors as well as outdoors, depending on the variety. Tender plants are usually sown indoors whereas hardy biennials and annuals can be sown outdoors.

Problems with growing daisies from seed

  • The seed is not fresh. It’s advisable to store seeds in a cool place to keep them fresh.
    Please note that some seeds don’t stay viable for long.
  • The temperature is wrong for optimum germination. Keep the temperature at the level that’s suggested on the package.

  • It is too hot and dry. On hot days keep doors and windows open and/or use shading.
  • There is not enough ventilation. Keep the greenhouse or cold frames well ventilated.
The seedlings have probably been eaten by slugs. Keep slugs and snails under control.
The seedlings have been over watered. This makes them rot and die. In future water more sparingly.

Daisies that can be grown from seed:

  • Achillea
  • Ageratum
  • Arctotis
  • Anthemis
  • Aster
  • Bellis
  • Brachycome
  • Bupthalmum
  • Calendula
  • Callisthehpus
  • Carlina
  • Catananche
  • Centaurea
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Cirsium
  • Cicerbita
  • Coreopsis
  • Cornflower
  • Cosmos
  • Craspedia
  • Cynara
  • Dahlia
  • Dimorphotheca
  • Doronicum
  • Echinacea
  • Echinops
  • Erigeron
  • Eupatorium
  • Felicia
  • Gaillardia
  • Gazania
  • Gerbera
  • Helenium
  • Helianthus
  • Heliopsis
  • Helipterum
  • Hieracium
  • Inula
  • Liatris
  • Ligularia
  • Lindheimera
  • Mesembryanthemum
  • Mutisia
  • Osteospermum
  • Rudbeckia
  • Santolina
  • Sanvitalia
  • Senecio
  • Silybum
  • Stokesia
  • Tagetes
  • Tanacetum
  • Tithonia
  • Ursinia
  • Xeranthemum
  • Zinnia