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Leucanthemum vulgare

Ox-eye daisy

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  • Leucanthemum vulgare | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Leucanthemum vulgare | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height0.3m to 0.7m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBright yellow white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye daisy). The flowers have pretty white flowerheads which are borne in early summer. They are clump-forming perennials and are about 75cm tall. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Moon daisy, Marguerite

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow well in a perennial border or garden bed in full sun or morning shade with a moderate fertile, moist but well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings, or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, slugs, earwigs and leafspot may cause problems.

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