Shasta Daisies Did Not Come Up This Year

Question From: E. Harder - Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Q: I planted a shasta daisy plant two years ago, it bloomed then, and the next year, now this year, no growth what so ever, it is early May in Zone 8, I thought it would have some leaf growth by now, its been very warm summer like spring here for a month.. why isn't it coming up? I see some roots close to the surface that are greenish

A: Sorry to say Shasta Daisy is a short lived perennial. Dividing the plants every two years may keep them going. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy