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Ox-Eye Daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare

Also known as

Moon Daisy, Margueritte, Big Daisy, Bull Daisy, Dog Daisy, Dun Daisy, Espibawn, Field Daisy, Herb Margaret, Horse Daisy, Horse Gowan, Large White Gowan, Love-Me, Mathes, Maudlinwort, Midsummer Daisy, Moon Flower, Moon Penny, Poor-Land Daisy, Pretty Maids, Sheriff Pink, White Cap, White Daisy, White Goldes, White Man's Weed, White Ox-Eye, White Weed, Margriet, Yellow Daisy, Oxeye Daisy, Ox-eye daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare1b.UME by Epibase (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Ox-Eye Daisy Overview

Leucanthemum vulgare is a perennial species from the Asteraceae family. It produces spoon-shaped, toothed leaves with long stems and white, daisy-like flowers with yellow centres. Commonly known as an Ox-Eye Daisy, amongst many other names, this plant is found naturally across Europe to Russia and has been introduced to many other areas of the world including India, South Africa, parts of Australia and the Americas. A common sight in wild areas, this species generally appears from May to September in the UK and it was previously well known by an older scientific name, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Ox-Eye Daisy

How to propagate Ox-Eye Daisy



Best divided in early spring or late summer.


You can propagate from seeds or cuttings.

Special features of Ox-Eye Daisy

Attracts butterflies

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Other uses of Ox-Eye Daisy


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