LEUCANTHEMUM vulgare May Queen Perennial Plant
This daisy-like perennial is often grown as an outdoor ornamental plant. With some varieties growing up to 2M tall, these plants produce erect stems holding a daisy-like flower that grows to form a small bush. These plants puffy petals will look great in garden borders, cottage gardens or as part of a wild space.
How to grow Leucanthemum
Plant in a well-drained loam or chalk soil in an area with full or partial sun. Water regularly when the top of the soil begins to dry and fertilize once every three months in the spring and summer with a low-nitrogen fertilizer. You can also add bone meal to the soil to boost growth. Deadhead regularly and cut stems down to the ground in winter.
Are Leucanthemum invasive?
Leucanthemum can be an invasive species in some situations, but it can be controlled easily. Plant in a raised bed or container to keep it fully contained, but regular pruning and deadheading can also stop this Plant from spreading.
What is a perennial plant?
Unlike annuals, which only live for one season, perennial plants are a long-term solution to colour in your garden that will come back year after year. Typically, a perennial will only bloom for one season of the year. However, there are long-blooming perennials. If grown in the right conditions and treated well, a perennial can live between three and five years. For a garden that has colour all around, you should plant a mix of annuals and perennials that bloom in different seasons.
When should I plant my Leucanthemum?
You should plant your Leucanthemum early in the year when the soil is just thawing from winter. We recommend planting your flower in either February, March or April for the best results.
How big will my Leucanthemum grow?
The Leucanthemum creates a well-rounded and even display that will delightfully fill your space. If given the best location and care, you can expect your Leucanthemum to grow up to 60cm in height and width.
This LEUCANTHEMUM vulgare May Queen comes in a 9cm Pot
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