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Montauk Daisies

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Question: 1021-3913
My Montauk Daisies have black spots and little holes in them. How can I control this? Matt, Norwich, CT

Mort's Answer:
Fungicides can arrest the spread at this time of year. This could be a perennial problem, if the fungus finds an alternate host for the winter. Many plants, like hollyhocks and other taller flowers, are highly vulnerable to this problem. Bordeaux Mix is considered an organic solution to the problem. Most often the nearby cedars, in particular, can be removed to remedy the situation.

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Question: 1047-4613
How far back do I cut my Montauk daisies? We have had them for a few years. Patty, Griswold, CT

Mort's Answer:
You can cut the older plants by a half. Newer plants can be cut to a an inch from the ground. It is a good idea to mulch them since they are late summer bloomers. Mulching with wood chip keeps them frozen longer but protracts from alternating freezing and thawing, which can be damaging. For the newer plants I recommend a sand mulch of an inch or two. This helps provide an earlier start and more branching.

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