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Daisy question

Posted by patann Z5 or 6 (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 18, 13 at 10:03

Maybe I should have said "leucanthemum question," but I'm not an expert. A neighbor has a very strange (to me) "daisy" in his yard and it blooms profusely right now. The strange part to me is that the leaves are almost succulent-like. They are "fatter" and greener than any I've ever seen. The plant looks like it has spread and is about 2 feet tall. Do you know which variety this is? I've been searching the web but cannot find such a leaf. I really want this plant.

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RE: Daisy question

Montauk is a tough plant, and one of my favorites for this time of year.

RE: Daisy question

I second that--I found that Nipponanthemum nipponicum is the botanical name for Montauk daisy. Mine are also blooming now. They do require a little more care than standard Shasta daisies which in my experience require zero care. Pruning Montauk daisy in late spring will help to control excess growth & encourage heavier blooming.

RE: Daisy question

Thank you guys. Yes, it is Montauk Daisy. What a display this guy has -- and it's October 18. Love it. Thank you again.

RE: Daisy question

And they're highly deer resistant. Easy to take cuttings in spring.

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