The Oxeye Daisy, more typically just called "daisy," is the classic white and yellow flower that is commonly seen in fields and gardens around the world. It's yellow center, and stark white surrounding petals evoke feelings of cheerfulness and serenity. The Latin name, Leucanthemum Vulgare means "white flower," and it is typically used to represent patience.
A medium sized plant, it grows from one to three feet high and typically can be found with a thin stem and dark green leaves. The flower itself is quite small and dainty, adding an air of elegance and whimsy to wherever it blooms. The ray of petals surrounded by a bright yellow center evokes images of the sun. In fact, it resembles a smaller, more dainty version of a sunflower. It creates a great deal of pollen, in fact, this plant is top rated in pollen production.
When grown wild, it can be typically found in grasslands such as fields, but can also be found in open forests and other mostly-sunny areas. While this plant is native to Europe and certain parts of Asia, it currently grows abundantly in North America as well.
This pretty plant can be a perfect addition to any garden as long as one plants it in the proper conditions. Oxeye Daisies prefer damp soil and sun, but are capable of blooming in many different conditions; it is quite a resilient flower. They bloom for a long time: from about late spring to autumn, so Oxeye Daisies have to potential to grace your garden all summer long. Another positive aspect of these daisies is that they are perennials, so you won't have to worry about planting them every single year. When planted together in a large group or even a large field, the sprawling site of many daisies together can be breathtaking.