Ox-Eye Daisy Seeds

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Description

Ox-Eye Daisy

1gm (approx. 2,000 seeds). The seed is from a sustainable Native English source.

Ox-eye daisy are one of the most familiar members of the daisy family easily seen with its white petals surrounding a yellow centre. It is our largest native daisy and commonly found in roadside verges and waste-ground. It is often one of the first wildflowers to be seen in the spring. It flowers from May to August depending on location.

The distinct flower heads of Ox-eye daisy attract a large range of pollinating insects particularly bees, butterflies and hoverflies. The picture displayed is of the  plants in flower.

Soil Types

Suits most soil types that are well drained and prefers a sunny or mainly sunny location. Ox-Eye Daisy does not like waterlogged soils. Ox-eye daisy does well in raised and mulched garden beds that retain moisture but prevent weeds in early stages. The heads of faded and old blooms are often dead-headed to promote further blooming and to maintain the appearance of the plant. This also prevents large quantities of seed falling in the same area.

Sowing

Ox-Eye daisy is easily grown from seed. When sown in the open it germinates readily in both spring and autumn. The Autumn sown seeds will flower the following spring. Spring sown Ox-Eye Daisy seeds will flower later than the autumn sown seeds and not all the seeds will produce flowers in the first year.

Sow outdoors, March-May or Late August-October, in a seed bed, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 5cm (2″) apart if required.  Flowers: June-August, the following year when Autumn sown.

Sow indoors: The seeds can be sown in seed trays in early spring and covered lightly with compost. They germinate easily and the seedlings, which are quick to develop, can be pricked out and grown on, for planting out later in the year. 

 

 

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