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Can I divide Marguarite daisies?

BurtsnestBurtsnest North westPosts: 174
Hi all, I have 2 Marguarite daisy plants that have grown quite large.  My intention is to give them a good trim dig them up and put them in the greenhouse over winter in pots.  Can they be divided and if so when would be the best time?
Thanks in advance. 


  • If you don't know the variety a photo would help. The answer would be quite different for a Leucanthmum from an Argyranthemum!
  • BurtsnestBurtsnest North westPosts: 174
    Apologies @Buttercupdays they are Argyranthemum. I can't seem to find a answer when researching. 
  • BurtsnestBurtsnest North westPosts: 174
    Would anyone happen to know?
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,167
    When I've had argyranthemums each plant had a single woody stem branching out above soil level, so they couldn't be divided.  If yours have multiple stems coming up out of the soil then it might be worth a try, but cuttings might be a better bet.

  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 7,012
    I'd go for cuttings. I think they will strike quite easily but remember to use a very, very gritty, free draining compost mix.
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • BurtsnestBurtsnest North westPosts: 174
    Super, thanks so much for the replies @JennyJ  & @Topbird 😁
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