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Care of the plant Leucanthemum paludosum or Creeping daisy.

Care of the plant Leucanthemum paludosum or Creeping daisy

The genus Leucanthemum, family Asteraceae, comprises 70 species of herbaceous plants native to Europe, Asia and North Africa. Some species are: Leucanthemum paludosum, Leucanthemum nipponicum, Leucanthemum vulgare, Leucanthemum praecox.

Common names: Mini marguerite, Creeping daisy, Paludosum daisy. This species is native to northern Africa.

They are annual herbaceous plants that reach 30 cm in height. They have lobed leaves of deep green color. The showy and abundant white flowers with a yellow center look like little daisies. They can bloom from late winter to late spring.

They are used as annual plants in borders, in flowerbeds, in rockery, to cover slopes and in pots for balconies, terraces and patios. They combine well with plants of the Iris, Teucrium, Arctotis and Agathea genus. They are very suitable for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Leucanthemum paludosum prefers full sun exposure and a temperate or warm climate. They resist occasional frosts down to -5 ºC.

The soil can be a well-drained garden substrate with coarse sand; they grow in calcareous and poor soils. Planting or transplanting is done in early spring.

Water regularly, without ever flooding, waiting until the substrate has dried almost completely; they have some tolerance to drought.

They do not need pruning or fertilizers.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases but sensitive to excess humidity.

They propagate in spring by division; They are usually grown as annuals, so each year the specimens are renewed.

Images of the plant Leucanthemum paludosum or Creeping daisy

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