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Leucanthemum vulgare

Ox-eye daisy

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Key information

Plant type

Native perennial

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Juliette Wade, copyright GAP Photos (53727)

Plant details

This perennial loves well-drained grassland with a neutral soil. It is quite at home in pastureland and meadows which are cut or moderately grazed. It can often colonize open ground if left to its natural devices and is particularly rampant in fertile soil.

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

inezhardie

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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