• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Leucanthemum vulgare

ox-eye daisy

  • Other common names ox-eye daisy

    big daisy
    bull daisy
    dog daisy
    dun daisy
    field daisy
    herb Margaret
    horse daisy
    horse gowan
    large white gowan
    midsummer daisy
    moon daisy
    moon flower
    moon penny
    poor-land daisy
    pretty maids
    sheriff pink
    white cap
    white daisy
    white goldes
    white man's weed
    white ox-eye
    white weed

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  • Synonyms Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

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

  • Family Asteraceae / Asteraceae

  • Details L. vulgare is a rhizomatous perennial with dark green spoon-shaped leaves and solitary white, daisy-like flowerheads with yellow disk florets, in late spring and early summer


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming



  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade; plants may need support

Propagation Propagate by seed or division

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens

How to care

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

Pests Can get aphids

Diseases May be subject to a leaf spot

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