Actually planting flowerbeds with plants that bloom in perfect succession can be a little bit tricky. In spring and summer a lot of stores are actually filled with a huge variety of beautiful flowering plants. It is very easy to go overboard and quickly fill every empty space in your garden with these early bloomers. As summer passes, bloom cycles end and many spring or early summer plants may go dormant, leaving us with holes or bloom lapses in the garden. In their native and naturalized ranges, the Montauk daisies plant pick up the slack in late summer to fall.


Montauk Daisy Plant Information

The nipponanthemum nipponicum is the present genus of Montauk daisies plant. Like any other plants referred to as daisies, the Montauk daisies plant were classified as chrysanthemum and leucanthemum in the past, before finally getting their own genus name. ‘Nippon’ is normally used to name any plants that originated in Japan. The Montauk daisies plants, also known as Nippon daisies, are native to Japan and China. The plant were given their common name ‘Montauk daisies’ because they have naturalized on Long Island, all around the town of Montauk. The Nippon or Montauk daisy plants are hardy in zones five to nine. The plant actually bears white daisies from midsummer to frost. Their foliage is very thick, dark green and also succulent. The Montauk daisies plant can hold up under light frost, but the plant will die back with the first hard freeze. The Montauk daisies plants attract pollinators to the garden, but are rabbit and deer resistant. The Montauk daisies plant are also salt and drought tolerant.


  How to Grow Montauk Daisies Plant

The Montauk daisy plant care is quite simple. The Montauk daisy plant require well-draining soil, and have been found naturalized on sandy coasts all along the eastern coast of United States. The Montauk daisy plants also require full sun. Wet or damp soil and also too much shade can result in rots and fungal diseases on the plant. If the plant is left untended, the plant will grow in shrub-like mounds to three feet tall and wide, and can also become leggy and flop over. As the plant bloom in midsummer and fall, the foliage near the bottom of the plant may yellow and drop. To actually prevent legginess, most gardeners pinch back the plants in early to midsummer, cutting the plant back by half. This will actually keep them more tight and compact, while also forcing the plant to put on their best bloom display in late summer and fall, when the rest of the garden is waning. Growing the Montauk daisy plant is great choice.


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