• 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
    marguerite

    big daisy
    bull daisy
    dog daisy
    dun daisy
    espibawn
    field daisy
    herb Margaret
    horse daisy
    horse gowan
    large white gowan
    love-me
    love-me-not
    mathes
    maudlinwort
    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

  • Family Asteraceae

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

  • 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

  • Plant range Europe, Asia

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H7

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

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

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • 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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