Daisy - Oxeye
DAISY, OXEYE Perennial – Sun
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum Ht. 12”-36” Spread 18”-36”
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HABIT: Large showy flowers that are great for cutting from early June to August. Returns very well each year. 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 is a Texas native that blooms all summer with blue flowers. Lazy Daisy is a low growing annual.
CULTURE: Easy, 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.