Leucanthemum – Amazing Daisies® Daisy May
Deadheading isn't necessary but removal of old blooms may improve the appearance of the plant and may increase bloom length.
Great in containers and landscapes.
Maintenance Category Moderate
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Landscape
Soil Fertility Average Soil
Soil PH Category Neutral Soil
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP. Photoperiod can be manipulated for early flowering.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-10
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pinch once, two weeks after liner planting. Growth regulation not needed when the plants are grown bright and cool.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.
Most cultivars are classified as a cold beneficial plants. Plants that have been vernalized produce more flowers and bloom faster. 'Banana Cream' has an obligate cold requirement for flowering. Provide 8-10 weeks of cold (<44 F) when vernalizing leucanthemum.
After vernalization, leucanthemum flower best when they are grown with warm temperatures and long days (16 hr days or using a 4 hr night interuption during naturally short day lengths).
Leucanthemum are sensitive to some pesticides (namely Avid and Orthene). Care should be taken when applying chemicals.
Deadheading will extend flowering season and improves the quality of the flower formation.