Leucanthemella serotina
Common Name: leucanthemella
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Native Range: Europe to central Asia
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 2.50 feet
Bloom Time: September to October
Bloom Description: White with greenish-yellow centers
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies

Culture

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates part shade. Tolerates moist conditions better than most leucanthemums.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Leucanthemella serotina is a bushy, upright, clump-forming perennial which features large, daisy-like white flowers (to 3" across) with greenish-yellow centers in late summer to autumn. Flowers appear singly or in sprays (loose corymbs) on rigid stems typically rising to 3-5' tall (less frequently to 7'). Lance-shaped to elliptic, coarsely toothed, dark green leaves (3-5" long). Synonymous with Chrysanthemum serotinum and Chrysanthemum uliginosum.

Specific epithet means late in flowering or ripening.

Problems

No serious insect or disease problems. Slugs and thrips are occasional visitors. Usually does not require staking.

Garden Uses

Tall perennial for rear of borders. Cutting gardens.