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Common Name: Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum maximum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.75 metres tall.
It has uses.
Europe - Pyrenees. A garden escape in Britain.
Not known in a truly wild situation, it is possibly no more than a form of L. vulgare.
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Beetles, Lepidoptera, Self
Easily grown in a good garden soil[
This species is considered by some botanists to be no more than a variety of L. vulgare[
A good butterfly and moth plant[
]. It can be naturalized in a meadow or rough grass[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
Basal cuttings in spring. Harvest the shoots when they are about 10cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.