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Oxeye Daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare

Other Names:  Marguerite, Moon Daisy, Dog Daisy
Distribution:  Native perennial throughout England and Wales, rarer in Scotland.
Habitat:  Grows on most moderately good soils in grassy areas.  Prefers sunny sites.
Description:  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 diameter.
Folklore:  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.
Wildlife:  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.

Our plants and seeds are of native British origin.

          10g - 6.50         

 

          100g - 25         

          1kg - 160