Marguerite, Moon Daisy, Dog Daisy
Native perennial throughout England
and Wales, rarer in
Grows on most moderately good soils in grassy areas.
Prefers sunny sites.
Height is 30 to 45cm.
It flowers throughout the summer from May to October.
The flower heads are solitary having an outer ring of white ray
florets surrounding a central golden button and may be up to 5cm in
An extract obtained by boiling the flowers was used in salves and
medicines in earlier times. It
was thought to cure a variety of ailments including diseases of the
chest and liver. Juice from
the stems was used as drops for runny eyes.
The nectar in the flowers attracts butterflies and bees.
Sowing Instructions for
Seeds: Sow seed in spring or autumn in a greenhouse or cold frame. When the
seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual
pots. Plant the seedlings
out into their final position in summer.
plants and seeds are of native British origin.
10g - £6.50
100g - £25
1kg - £160