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Herbaceous Perennial

Leucanthemum heterophyllum

A clump-forming deciduous perennial with upright stems and a tuft of dark green lance-shaped foliage at the base. Large, white daisy-like flowers with yellow centres appear from June to September

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Leucanthemum are robust herbaceous perennials with narrowly oblong leaves and daisy-like flower-heads with white rays

Name status

Correct

How to grow

Cultivation

Position in full sun, in moist but well-drained moderately fertile soil. Divide every 2-3 years to maintain vigour

Propagation

Propagate by division in early spring or late autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Dead head regularly, cut stems to ground level when flowering has finished

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids and chrysanthemum eelworm

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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