Crop Culture Report: Leucanthemum hyb. Double Angel Daisy®

Recommended Containers: 4” to 6 1/2” pots, combination planters

Consumer Uses: Eye catching fully double daisy for mixed containers and in the garden.

Crop Planning from cell pack:
Pot Size Plants per pot (pp) Finish Time (weeks)
5” (13 cm) 1 7 to 9 (spring)
5 to 7 (summer)
6 or 6 ½” pot (15 to 16 cm) 1 9 to 10 (spring)
7 to 8 (summer)
10” pot (25 cm) 3 9 to 10 (spring)
8 to 9 (summer)

Temperature Requirement:
Day – 68° to 72°F (20° to 22°C)
Night – 60° to 65°F (15° to 18°C)
Cooler nights once established enhances finished quality. Angel Daisy is hardy to zone 4. Continuous spring and summer blooming in the landscape

Media and pH requirements: Use a well-drained soil mix with a pH range of 6.0 to 6.5. Water well and allow soil to dry between irrigation. Avoid over watering especially during cool, cloudy weather. 6.0 to 6.5

Fertilizer requirements: 100 to 200 ppm N and alternate with clear water. Angel Daisy is sensitive to high salt levels. Occasional clear-water irrigation is recommended for maximum growth and root quality

Pinching requirements: None required; if a dominant shoot develops, pinching is recommended.

Growth Regulators: none required. Double Angel Daisy™ have a very branched and compact growth habit naturally.

Disease and insect pests:
Thrip and Aphid–Avid foliar applications to control Thrip will burn foliage, turning the plants to black, looking like cold damage. It is best to use WP pesticides on leucanthemum.

Pythium, Phytophthora
Roots of Leucanthemum are very sensitive to excessive drying, too wet or high salinity soils. Keep moisture at consistent level and do not over feed. Clear-water irrigation may be required now and then to reduce salt levels.