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GARDEN AND BALCONY FLOWERS28 August 2014

Leucanthemum maximum

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Thursday 28 August 2014 - 11:16:46



leucanthemum6.jpgLeucanthemum is a flower of the genus Asteraceae. Water and garden room and a flowering perennial plant.


The name of Leucanthemum comes from Greece, or rather from the Greek word used for Pearl. Leucanthemum are part of a large family Asteraceae. You can see and find Leucanthemum in the central parts of Europe and the Mediterranean region of Europe (Spain, Italy, the Mediterranean islands). Whole family of Leucanthemum includes perennial grasses and annual herbaceous plants with inflorescences resemble baskets. Center Color Flower has a basket with tiny golden yellow flowers. On the periphery of color blooms are red, pink and mostly white. The dimensions of the color of Leucanthemum reaches from 1.5 cm to 11 cm. Sometimes you can see a pretty big Leucanthemum flowers. The height of the whole plant also varies from nevzrachkite 10 cm to 65 cm giant. Flowering Leucanthemum starts from mid to late May and the end of August, beginning of September. In the family of Leucanthemum can find small drebosacheta are at a height of 8-10 cm and grow lush meadows.

Leucanthemum is a symbol of purity, joy, the love and innocence. This is why it frequently presents at weddings. Leucanthemum's favorite wizard of love (loves me, loves me not). The plant was extremely popular during the Middle Ages.

Leucanthemum is close to the so-called Summer Chrysanthemum. It is a perennial raztenie with large flowers that resemble those of Leucanthemum.

Growing Leucanthemum:

Place of Leucanthemum:
Leucanthemum like open sunny places like large meadows, lawns and lush gardens. Leucanthemum loves to be well lit by the sun. No problem, however, tolerate slightly shady places.

Temperature Leucanthemum:
The plant likes warm places. This occurs mainly in the Mediterranean basin. You can grow it to a temperature of 28 degrees and will not become anything. Leucanthemum are cold resistant they are. Leaves and buds without problem remain under the snow. So could safely prizimuvat our climatic conditions. If you grow it in a pot in the winter gather Leucanthemum in a room that is cool, but not extreme cold. Place it near a window in the sun.

Humidity Leucanthemum:
Leucanthemum prefer moderate humidity.

Watering Leucanthemum:
Leucanthemum Watering should be moderate, not allowing dirt to be stained. This can lead to decay of roots. Water the plant sparingly, looking to not dry soil. This should not be allowed especially in dry weather during the summer season.

Fertilizing Leucanthemum:
Leucanthemum should periodically nurtured. For this you can use nitrogen fertilizers.

Ground for Leucanthemum:
Ground for Leucanthemum should be well processed and rich in nutrients. Another requirement is to retain moisture for a long time and has good drainage properties. You can use light soil rich in humus. Before the start of flowering or about the end of April beginning of May should scarifying the soil around the plants. Apart from this it is necessary to periodically okolopava and weed around tufts throughout the growing season.

Diseases and pests Leucanthemum:
Leucanthemum are quite resistant to diseases and pests. Another good quality is that regenerate incredibly faster than any treatment.

Pruning of Leucanthemum:
When the esentta and colors of Leucanthemum are pretsafteli need to cut their stems to the soil level. This will keep better in the winter season. Better during flowering to remove wilted petals. This contributes to a longer flowering Leucanthemum.

Propagation of Leucanthemum:
You can multiply Leucanthemum in three main ways:
- Propagation by cuttings Leucanthemum
- Propagation by division Leucanthemum plant
- Propagation through Leucanthemum seeds.

Propagation of Leucanthemum by dividing the plant:
Using this method of propagation is mostly used when you want to keep a variety for your garden. Division of adult plant by cuttings is done in the middle and the end of August or mid or late April. Through this separation can expect blooms the flower in the second year.

Propagation by cuttings of Leucanthemum:
Propagation by cuttings is done at the beginning of the summer season in the months of May or June Use the side branches of Leucanthemum who has multiple sheets. Place them in soil that is loose and moist.

Propagation by seed Leucanthemum:
This is the easiest way to propagate the Leucanthemum. Planting should begin in early summer (in May or June) using smaller saksiiki (eg cups of milk). A two months then sow plants in their permanent location by watching center distances to OFT 14-22 cm. With this method of propagation of Leucanthemum you can expect blooms the second or third year.

Some species Leucanthemum:
- Leucanthemum vulgare
- Leucanthemum maximum
- Leucanthemum superbum

Expert advice:
- Plant the Leucanthemum in a sunny spot
- Not prepolivane not to rotten
- In esennta cut their stems to ground level
- During flowering to remove wilted petals


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