Description – The Ox-Eye Daisy is a familiar, native wildflower seen in many fields, roadside verges, railways and alongside riverbanks. Attractive, silvery-white blooms with golden-yellow ‘eyes’ are produced from June to August each year. Excellent for borders or wildflower meadows.
Height 45-60cm (18-24in).
Sowing – Sow February to June onto the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place sown container in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag at a temperature of 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination which usually takes 10-14 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.
Growing – Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise young plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 3-45cm (12-18in) apart.
Aftercare – Prefers any ordinary soil in full sun.
Flowers – June to August