More Information About Leucanthemum
The genus name Leucanthemum tells you all about the key feature of this plant...in Greek, 'Leucos' means 'white' and 'anthos' refers to 'flower'. The white flowers of Leucanthemum daisies can be found growing native throughout Europe and are grown in gardens around the world. Leucanthemum is the classic 'He loves me, He loves me not' flower, with plenty of white petals to pluck and fawn over. We are certain you will love them because daisies are tough, easy-to-grow plants that attract butterflies and flower like crazy over a long period of time in the summer.
Leucanthemum is closely related to several other 'mums' that you may be growing in your garden like Chrysanthemum (mum), Argyranthemum (marguerite daisy), and Tanacetum (Tansy). Although you can find wild Leucanthemum species commonly growing in gardens, most of us grow hybrids of various Leucanthemum species with some Nipponanthemum (Montauk Daisy) thrown in. Hybrids have the advantage of shorter, stiffer flower stalks that stay upright whereas in the wild species they tend to flop over. Leucanthemum is not fussy about its growing conditions. It prefers full sun and will flower over a longer period of time if you deadhead it.
The bright white flowers with yellow centers are perfect for night gardens, white gardens and cut-flower gardens. Leucanthemum pairs well with just about everything from daylilies, to peonies, to dahlias. When you're ready to buy Leucanthemum for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online list of Leucanthemum for sale.