Monday, October 03, 2011

Montauk Daisy

Montauk Daisy

Nipponanthemum nipponicum

(nip-pon-AN-the-mum) (nip-PON-ih-kum)

Synonyms: Nippon Daisy, Leucanthemum nipponicum

What I consider the Queen of the Fall Flowers is now blooming. Montauk Daisies really light up the fall garden and for me it is finally a relief after getting the plants through the whole season and seeing them bloom. Luckily not much affects them through the growing season but we still want them to have nice foliage and a lot of buds. There seems to be a few different fall flowers on the market these days with a steady parade of new Asters, Calibrachoas, and a good selection of Pansies. For a long time Chrysanthemum and cabbage seemed the only thing available.

Montauk Daisies are a tough somewhat deer resistant perennial that looks good during the summer. It can tolerate a lot of conditions that many plants can’t. They are always a treat in the border, massed or just planted as singles.

1 comment:

Karin M. said...

Perfect photo ...
LG: Karin