Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness: 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)
On Feb 2, 2012, thinkinonit from Norfolk, VA wrote:
I got one of these in the fall. They smell great. I put it in full sun by the front porch. Sitting on the porch you can smell the flowers every time there is a light breeze. They bloomed profusely right into our first hard frost. After they died back I cut the branches about 10" from the ground. Today I noticed the plant is starting to grow back on the stems I had left. I love this daisy.
On May 5, 2011, Bonniebopeep from Washington, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
I was so glad to see this lovely plant featured today on the first page of the site. I LOVE this plant! My mistake was that I bought only one....It is wonderful. It looks like a big, compact, hearty tall daisy that blooms in fall. I looked for it in garden centers this past weekend...it's too early to get it, so I have to wait.... ;-( I had success in 60510, I have moved to Central IL. I hope it does as well. Can't wait!
On Oct 20, 2010, Vattina from Garrettsville, OH wrote:
What a beautiful plant and perfect daisy! I first acquired one this year. The succulent foliage is lovely and no bugs have bothered it -- although my chickens did **(%&*))&!.
The honey bees have gone ga-ga over it. Just over the last week it has exploded in bloom. love it
On Oct 22, 2009, Godsworld from West End, NC wrote:
We just bought a new home and have a montauk daisy in the garden. It took me all summer to find out what this plant is and it is wonderful! I thought it was awesome when it was just leaves because they are herbaceous and I'd never seen anything like them. My plant grew into a large uniform mound of these beautiful stems. I would have been satisfied with just that. But when it bloomed this fall...WOW!!!! I almost died! It is so beautiful...just perfect daisies that last and last.
But, HELP!! Now that the daisies are dying I don't know what to do with it. Do I cut it back? Now or later? To the ground?
This is too beautiful a plant to mess up, so would someone help me? (Thanks, in advance!)
On Jun 16, 2009, sallyg from Anne Arundel,, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
I bought three of these when I found them on clearance. They looked too healthy to be clearance, but probably didn't sell because they weren't in bloom and weren't well known. They're doing well for me. Here's a Dave's Garden article about this plant. http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/1121/#discuss
On May 16, 2009, Tex68 from Long Branch, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
It's such a handsome plant even when not flowering during the summer. And when it flowers in the fall till the first frost, oh boy! What a sight! Plant needed to be pruned/cut back to avoid woody legs very early spring. Otherwise they will grow tall if not cut back. Cuttings can be easily grown in the ground if you want more plants. The mature plant itself is well behave, it does not produce offspring and remains a single plant unless you plant/propagate the cuttings.
On Sep 2, 2006, dakotaroser from Kingston, NH wrote:
bought two of these two years ago at a garden center
in Sept-Oct, they really stood out in their pots and I've moved
them twice since their current site and they have such interesting foliage hanging out and besides my sedums,
ornamental grasses (both fountain and flame grass), all
coming out for there end of the season farewell. A nice bush
with really cool white daisy flowers right till frost, well worth
On Sep 2, 2005, figaro52 from Oak Lawn, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
This is a wonderful plant for the perennial garden. It is very reliable and requires little care -- only occasional watering. I planted two of these last summer (they were gallon-size potted plants). They are now about 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide. The blossoms in the fall are very much like those of the shasta daisy. The foliage is beautiful -- almost succulent in appearance. This plant tends to be very hardy in my zone 5 garden. Another major plus is that the rabbits tend to leave it alone!
On Apr 6, 2005, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
A wonderful plant in most gardens.... beautiful succulent foliage and daisy like flower bloom from late summer to early fall and right through the first hard frost.... blends beautifully in color etc. to late golden goldenrods and red heleniums.... Very nice.... highly recommended easy care.... bush like in appearence .. especially with age..... a mainstay in eastern coastal gardens....
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Grizzly Flats, California Somerset, California Old Lyme, Connecticut Preston, Connecticut Stamford, Connecticut Heathrow, Florida Lake Worth, Florida Cordele, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Batavia, Illinois Palatine, Illinois Topsham, Maine Brewster, Massachusetts Chester, Massachusetts Dennis Port, Massachusetts East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Hingham, Massachusetts Hudson, Massachusetts Mashpee, Massachusetts North Westport, Massachusetts Quincy, Massachusetts Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts Westford, Massachusetts Dearborn Heights, Michigan Deerfield, Michigan Grant, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Brentwood, New Hampshire Concord, New Hampshire Kingston, New Hampshire Basking Ridge, New Jersey Bayville, New Jersey Butler, New Jersey Clearbrook Park, New Jersey Englishtown, New Jersey Long Branch, New Jersey Ocean Grove, New Jersey Pennsville, New Jersey Society Hill, New Jersey West Milford, New Jersey , New York (2 reports) Bridgehampton, New York Caledonia, New York Clifton Park, New York Coram, New York Croton-on-hudson, New York East Glenville, New York Glen Park, New York Groton, New York Mahopac, New York (2 reports) New Cassel, New York Northville, New York Smithtown, New York Candler, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Seven Lakes, North Carolina Garrettsville, Ohio Massillon, Ohio New Tulsa, Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma East Norriton, Pennsylvania Laflin, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Charlestown, Rhode Island Johnston, Rhode Island Hendersonville, Tennessee , Texas Cleburne, Texas Eagle Mountain, Texas Springtown, Texas Charlottesville, Virginia Groveton, Virginia Leesburg, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Norfolk, Virginia Pembroke, Virginia Scottsville, Virginia Timberlake, Virginia West Allis, Wisconsin