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Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye daisy)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Leucanthemum vulgare

Other names

Ox-eye daisy, White weed, White daisy, Marguerite, White goldes, Moon penny, Maudlinwort, Midsummer daisy, Love-me-not, Large white gowan, Espibawn, Herb Margaret, White goldes, Sheriff pink, Love-me, Field daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare, May queen, Ox eye daisy, Oxeye daisy

Genus

Leucanthemum Leucanthemum

Species

L. vulgare - L. vulgare is a perennial with dark green foliage and small white daisy-like flowers in spring and summer.


Leucanthemum vulgare is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

White, Yellow in Spring; White, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly then cut stems down to the ground in winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye daisy) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Garden edging, Containers, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. This plant may need support.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Leucanthemum vulgare

Other names

Ox-eye daisy, White weed, White daisy, Marguerite, White goldes, Moon penny, Maudlinwort, Midsummer daisy, Love-me-not, Large white gowan, Espibawn, Herb Margaret, White goldes, Sheriff pink, Love-me, Field daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare, May queen, Ox eye daisy, Oxeye daisy

Genus

Leucanthemum Leucanthemum

Species

L. vulgare - L. vulgare is a perennial with dark green foliage and small white daisy-like flowers in spring and summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

White, Yellow in Spring; White, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly then cut stems down to the ground in winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye daisy) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Garden edging, Containers, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. This plant may need support.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Leucanthemum vulgare

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