|Latin name:||Leucanthemum vulgare 'Maikönigin'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||May - July|
|Growing Height:||50 - 60 cm|
|Planting distance:||30 - 40 cm|
Leucanthemums grow and flourish in a sunny, party shaded spot. Dig a wide hole and fork the soil well loose. Plant your Leucanthemums at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should come to just below soil level. Fill the hole with more soil and heel well in. Water immediately. The soil should drain well, especially in the winter or it will not be appreciated. Add some sharp sand to clay soil prior to planting and this will help drainage. Leucanthemums thrive in full sun or part shade.
Leucanthemums in the border
The large flowers on Leucanthemums will surely be noticed in your border. Try them together with mallow (Sidalcea oregana) 'Party Girl' and Acanthus mollis in beds and borders. Leucanthemums look great in large groups too and for instance look pretty stunning surrounded by box hedging!
Ox-eye daisies are easily grown and are very undemanding. This hardy perennial can stay where you plant it for years on end. Encourage new flowers to develop by regularly snipping out overgrown flower stems.
Leucanthemum in the winter
Leucanthemums die back in the winter. Cover the spot where they grow with a layer of leaf litter. Snip off all foliage in the spring. Give the plants a mulch of garden compost now too. Before you know it, you will soon see new shoots on this hardy perennial.
Large flowered Leucanthemums look just lovely in a bouquet. The flowers stay pretty for a long time in the vase too. Pick them preferably in the early morning. Remove all the lower leaves and plunge the stems immediately into a full bucket of lukewarm water with some cut flower feed.