The Ox-Eye Daisy is a familiar, native wildflower seen in many fields, roadside verges, railways and alongside riverbanks. Attractive, silvery-white blooms with golden-yellow eyes are produced from June to August each year. It is an excellent flower for borders or wildflower meadows. Height 45-60cm.
Sow February to June onto the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place sown container in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag at a temperature of 15-20C until after germination which usually takes 10-14 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm pots. Gradually acclimatise young plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 3-45cm apart. Prefers any ordinary soil in full sun.