Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Blooms repeatedly
Other details: May be a noxious weed or invasive This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season This plant is resistant to deer
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse From seed; sow indoors before last frost From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
On May 21, 2011, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I have this plant on a dry side of my garden and I can count on having some clear white daisise for the kids to pick in the spring. The plant is quite a low groundcover, which keeps out the other weeds...LOL...I do love this plant, as I had tried to grow the shasta daisies and have little success with getting them to return for more than a couple of years, these have been in the garde for 7 years now and I look forward to 7 more, I am planning to populate another hard to plant area with this sweet perennial.
On Jul 28, 2010, suewylan from North Fork, CA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Here in the Sierra Foothills this plant is charming and adds to a meadow look in the spring among the grasses and yarrow. After deadheading it just sits and waits until next spring. It does reseed, but not enough for me. After five years, there are only five or six small clumps in my garden.
On May 17, 2010, EffieH from Amston, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:
I planted wild marguerite daisies in my garden a few years ago and I still love them! They tend to reseed themselves all over, but form beautiful little bunches that just gradually spread. They are really easy to just pull out in areas where I don't want them. I love plants that will move themselves to an area they prefer and then flourish there. I consider the marguerites and violets "placeholders" in my garden -- I'll move them out eventually when I find something better to put in those places! But they both behave themselves beautifully here.
On Aug 9, 2009, Jsorens from Buffalo, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
Very weedy, alien plant from Eurasia. Extremely common along highways and in disturbed environments here, along with other weeds like purple loosestrife, Queen Anne's lace, and dame's rocket. Attractive flowers, but then I much prefer a coreopsis, helianthus, or rudbeckia, which are also better behaved and better for our native wildlife.
On Jun 16, 2009, SW_gardener from (Zone 6a) wrote:
Despite it's sometimes weedy tendencies we really enjoy having this plant in our gardens. It requires very little effort and provides profuse blooms, grows very easily, isn't fussy about soil and if kept deadheaded it stays controlled fairly well. The only time I ever had more coming up then I wanted is when you pull one out or move it and the leftover roots send up new plants. However, those are easily dug out.
On Apr 24, 2009, holeth from Lehigh Valley, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
Not invasive here, just pretty spring flowers.
It's not the cold, so it must be grassland vs. forest. We're much wetter here. Wet enough for trees and shrubs to shade them out. (Maybe they couldn't compete with the Russian autumn olive, Tartarian honeysuckle, and multiflora rose either.)
In fact, it's becoming kinda rare. Only grows in open fields where there's minimal mowing and/or spraying. It's most happy on human-made ecotones/edges.
People pick them when they see them, too. 25 years ago it grew on a hillside by my little league softball field. Meanwhile, daisies plus girls equals: He loves me, he loves me not... So much for seed production.
Last reserves of them that I've seen in the region are around our airport and along one new highway cut from farmland. A few years of lawn care by the Dept of Transportation should eliminate the ones on the highway, too. Good thing the airport only gets to mowing occasionally, or they'd be gone for good.
On Apr 1, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:
This plant is listed on the North Dakota invasive/troublesome list and this information is being distributed in a guide developed by the ND Weed Control Association and other agencies.
Perennial, up to 2 feet tall
Several un-branched stems arise from root
White single flowers (1 to 2 inches wide with a yellow center) on the ends of each stem
Lower leaves longer than upper leaves, lance-shaped, edges toothed
Blooms June through August
Spreads by shallow creeping roots, (rhizomatous) and straw-colored ribbed seeds
Documented in a few areas. Found on disturbed sites in grasslands
Belongs to the sunflower family
Flowers smell like sage when crushed
On Jun 21, 2006, valereee from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
This plant blooms profusely and early with beautiful blooms, but the foliage is the ugliest. It lays down on the ground and forms large ugly mats at the crown. I got a single plant from a neighbor last year, planted it in a sunny spot, and ended up with an entire bedful this year -- but because of the ugly foliage, I ripped it all out. I love the early-blooming attribute, and the flowers are gorgeous, but the foliage is just too ugly.
This plant grows in the uncultivated areas behind our home in northern Maine and I look forward to it every summer. The blooms seem to last for a month, and I use them as cut flowers for the house. I think the Ox-Eye Daisy is wonderful!
On May 4, 2002, Lilith from Durham United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:
A wild-flower native to Northern Europe, Oxeye Daisy is one of the most familiar of all summer flowers, the large white and yellow Daisies adorning mile after mile of roadside, railway embankment and meadows. The long, unbranched stems make it a favourite ingredient in a bunch of wildflowers. It is related to the larger Shasta Daisy, originally from the Pyrenees and widely cultivated in gardens.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Foley, Alabama Juneau, Alaska Kachina Village, Arizona North Fork, California Amston, Connecticut Pensacola, Florida Cornelia, Georgia Dacula, Georgia Norcross, Georgia Divernon, Illinois Warren, Indiana Benton, Kentucky Melbourne, Kentucky Salvisa, Kentucky Brookeville, Maryland Cresaptown-bel Air, Maryland Garrett Park, Maryland Loch Lynn Heights, Maryland Valley Lee, Maryland Erie, Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan Mount Morris, Michigan Webberville, Michigan Fridley, Minnesota Woodland, Minnesota Young America, Minnesota Belton, Missouri Omaha, Nebraska Auburn, New Hampshire Greenville, New Hampshire Nelson, New Hampshire Croton-on-hudson, New York Asheville, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Thomasville, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Medora, North Dakota Blue Ash, Ohio Columbus, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Baker City, Oregon Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania Fullerton, Pennsylvania Millersburg, Pennsylvania Spring Grove, Pennsylvania Valencia, Pennsylvania Columbia, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Prosperity, South Carolina Crossville, Tennessee Austin, Texas Dalworthington Gardens, Texas Desoto, Texas Houston, Texas Mobile City, Texas Roman Forest, Texas Rowlett, Texas Kalama, Washington Navy Yard City, Washington Olympia, Washington Brookhaven, West Virginia