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Can you identify this plant

Posted by nanaclaire 5b (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 28, 13 at 7:58

I got this about 2 years ago. No blooms last year or this year. It didn't have blooms when I bought it either but blooming might have been done with. Anyway, it had a tag saying it was a shasta daisy and obviously is not that. Do you know what this plant is? It hasn't grown much and thinking maybe I need to move it. It is in full sun.


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Here's another picture with sunlight.


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Montauk daisy?


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My first thought was Montauk daisy as well.

Dee


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I thought it might have been one of the saxifrages - S.urbium?


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What would be the difference in Montauk daisy and a Shasta Daisy?


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as far as I can see, it is the leaves. Shasta daisies have tall slim leaves and are not shiny. This plant has shiny leaves and they're scalloped (for lack of a better word to describe them) - but I'm no expert or I would have known from the get-go what this plant was. :)


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My montauk daisy has thick sort of rubbery leaves and blooms very late--October maybe. I just went out and checked--The leaves are shaped much like yours, not rubbery as I thought.
Mine were in pots, this is second year in ground and the bunches of leaves are at the end of 12-15 inch stems. No buds yet.


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Mine is only maybe 6-7" tall. I was thinking of putting it in a big planter I have. But thinking I should wait till early Spring? I doubt we'll get any flowers this Fall but you never know. They may show up in October. Being it is so small, I'm thinking it won't bloom.


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Montauk daisy - Nipponanthemum nipponicum - thrives in sandy conditions, not surprisingly near the shore. It does have rubbery foliage and blooms late--in October where I am. Yes, it's in the daisy family but as far as I'm aware it's not a Shasta daisy that blooms mid-summer.

It's quite a woody plant that should be pruned in spring (since it blooms in the fall) to control height/size. I grew my plants from seed via winter sowing but have so far not been overly impressed with their performance in the perennial garden beds. It's definitely a low/no-care perennial aside from pruning to control size/shape.


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