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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Leucanthemum maximum.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Leucanthemum maximum.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Leucanthemum maximum.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

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Cultivation

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Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

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Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

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Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Leucanthemum maximum
Genus
Leucanthemum
Family
Compositae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
6
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    Notes

    Cultivation

    Easily grown in a good garden soil[3]. This species is considered by some botanists to be no more than a variety of L. vulgare[1]. A good butterfly and moth plant[4]. It can be naturalized in a meadow or rough grass[2].

    Propagation

    Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring. Basal cuttings in spring. Harvest the shoots when they are about 10cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.

    Range

    Europe - Pyrenees. A garden escape in Britain.

    Habitat

    Not known in a truly wild situation, it is possibly no more than a form of L. vulgare.

    Known hazards

    None known

    Edible uses

    None known

    Material uses

    None known

    Medicinal uses

    None known


    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 ? Flora Europaea Cambridge University Press (1964-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    3. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    4. ? Carter D. Butterflies and Moths in Britain and Europe. Pan ISBN 0-330-26642-x (1982-00-00)