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Leucanthemella serotina

Leucanthemella serotina



About this cultivar:

Leucanthemella serotina is native to Europe. It is a vigorous, tough, erect perennial growing bearing fresh white flowers throughout autumn. It has the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. The species name means late in flowering or ripening. Synonymous with Chrysanthemum serotinum and Chrysanthemum uliginosum.

Seems to grown anywhere. Commonly known as Autumn Ox-Eye Daisy or Giant Daisy, both pretty much sum it up!

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Flowers: August, September, October
  • Other features: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM), Bees and Butterflies, Cut Flowers or Dried Flowers
  • Hardiness: H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20°C), Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Habit: Clump forming, bushy
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Height: 150 - 180 cm (5 - 6 ft)
  • Spread: 45 - 75 cm (1.5 - 2.5 ft)
  • Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Colour: Green, white, yellow
  • Goes well with: Kniphofia, Achillea, Penstemon, Echinacea

About this genus:

Leucanthemella is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower/daisy family (Asteraceae) that contains two species of herbaceous perennials found in marshy habitats. They have hairy foliage and composite daisy-like white flowers in late summer and autumn. They are hardy in the most extreme European climates but in cultivation favour a sheltered position.

The two species contain one native to Europe (Leucanthemella serotina) and one native to Asia (Leucanthemella linearis).

Easily grown in most soils, they prefer full sun but will often do well in part shade.

Try them in hot borders; the white flowers will compliment reds, yellows, oranges well. Some combo ideas are Kniphofia, Achillea, Penstemon, Echinacea.