Daisy

Leucanthemella serotina

Daisy - Leucanthemella serotina

Common Name: Daisy
Genus: Leucanthemella
Species: serotina

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: September to November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A really cheerful pure white daisy with a lemon-yellow centre. From early autumn to the first frosts large flowers up to 7cm (3in) across open on strong upright stems that don't need staking. In reliably moist soil this plant will form large clumps but is rarely invasive. A star in the middle of an herbaceous border or damp meadow it looks great among ornamental grasses and late-flowering perennials, particularly heleniums. Butterflies and bees love it too.

  • Garden Care: Before planting incorporate plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the soil. Cut down to the ground in late winter.