Oxeye Daisy


 

DAISY, OXEYE

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum          (kruh-SAN-thuh-mum loo-KAN-thuh-mum)

Perennial         Sun      Height 12 - 36 inches  Spread 18- 36 inches        Spacing 12- 18 inches

 

HABIT:           Large showy flowers that are great for cutting from early June to August. Returns very well each year.


 

CULTURE:    Easy to grow in any well-drained soil. Low water and fertilizer requirements. Established plants should be divided every few years.


 

USES:            Summer flowers, perennial gardens.


 

PROBLEMS:  None serious

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NOTES:         Cut flowers have a bad odor. This plant is similar to Shasta daisy but tougher and more drought tolerant. Dwarf Shasta daisy is also a good choice, and ‘Silver Princess’ is a particularly good one. Tahoka daisy (Machaeranthera tanacetifolia) is a Texas native that blooms all summer with blue flowers. Lazy daisy (Aphanostephus skirrhobasis) is a low-growing annual.

 

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