Scientific: Leucanthemum paludosum (also known as Chrysanthemum paludosum)
Common: snowland oxeye daisy or mini marguerite
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Mediterranean

Pronounciation: Le-u-CAN-the-mum pa-lu-DOS-um

Hardiness zones
Sunset
All (as annual)
USDA All (as annual)

Landscape Use: Formal mesic gardens, border accent, edging plant, butterfly gardens, container gardens.

Form & Character: Formal, free flowering, low and mounding like a miniature Shasta daisy.

Growth Habit: Cool season annual, 1 to 2 feet in height with equal spread, compact and densely branched. In coastal maritime climates (Sunset zones 15-17, 22-24) will live up to 2 to 3 years.

Foliage/Texture: Foliage deeply pinntified and succulent, medium green; medium fine texture.

Flowers & Fruits: White perfect ray flowers with yellow centers, 1 to 1 1/2 inches across, fruit inconspicuous.

Seasonal Color: White during winter and spring in Phoenix.

Temperature: Best from 30o to 90o.F

Light: Full sun for best compact growth.

Soil: Light yet moist, organic, well drained.

Watering: Regular

Pruning: Minimal, remove spent flowers to extend blooming period.

Propagation: Easy from seed, germinates in 7 to 14 days at 70-80oF.

Disease and pests: Relatively disease and pest free, easy to culture as long as soil is cultivated and well drained.

Additional comments: Popular formal edging plant for formal mesic gardens to informal oasis gardens. Great for nostalgic gardens. Also, great for contemporary landscapes that are space limited. This is not a plant for desert landscaping. In the right mesic spot, it's nice!