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Leucanthemum vulgare

Ox-eye daisy

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Key information

Plant type

Native perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Leucanthemum vulgare

Plant details

Ox-eye daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare, is a perennial wildflower, often found growing in grassland and wildflower meadows. It can often colonise open ground if left to its natural devices and is particularly rampant in fertile soil. It bears a medium to tall un-branched stem topped by a solitary daisy flower from May to September.

For best results grow Leucanthemum vulgare in nutrient-poor, free-draining soil in full sun.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Leucanthemum

Species: vulgare

Plant type: Native perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 30cm

Reader reviews


When can you plant in the garden - I bought 2 small plants in February and have put them in the greenhouse because of the snow and hard frost - the ground was frozen solid but is now more plant friendly. Is it hardy enough to plant out now?

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