|Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (Ox-Eye Daisy) Wildflower Seeds Be the first one to write a review|
Origin: Introduced US Wildflower
Other Common Names: Oxeye Daisy, Dog Daisy, Margriet, Marguerite Daisy, Grande Marguerite, Moon Daisy, White Weed, Great Ox-Eye, Field Daisy, Maudlin Daisy, White Daisy, Horse Gowan
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 12 in to 24 in
Spacing: 12 in to 15 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 40000
This beloved and well-known flower originally came from Europe, and rapidly spread to other continents because of its hardy, rapid growth; at one time, farmers in Scotland with too many daisies or “gools” in their fields had to pay a fine. In some states the Ox-Eye Daisy has been classified as invasive, and the sale of its seed is illegal in those regions. The species name Leucanthemum comes from ancient Greek words meaning simply “white flower.” The poet Chaucer was the first to give this family of flowers the name “day’s eye,” because of their habit of opening in the morning and closing at night. A common saying of the era stated, “When you can put your foot on seven daisies, summer is come.” In the language of flowers, daisies symbolize innocence, simplicity, and modesty.
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