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Leucanthemum – Amazing Daisies® Daisy May

Garden Height
12 - 24
Spacing
10 - 14
Spread
10 - 14
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
White
Light Level
Sun
Proven Winners

Attracts: Butterflies

Award Winner

Long Blooming

Maintenance Notes

Deadheading isn't necessary but removal of old blooms may improve the appearance of the plant and may increase bloom length.

Uses Notes

Great in containers and landscapes.

Maintenance Category Moderate

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

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.

Grower Tips

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.