Oxeye daisy

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Oxeye daisy

Picture of Oxeye daisies

Oxeye daisy

Oxeye daisy

Oxeye daisies make a nice addition to any wildlife garden but they spread very quickly if allowed to, so they have to be cut back every year. They also have a lot of seeds from each flower and will ‘self set’, so you have to be on the lookout for new plants growing. Lots of insects love them. They have one drawback; they grow to about 24″ (60cm) tall and if unsupported they may fall over and look untidy. This is more likely to happen if they are planted in the shade as they will grow out reaching for the sun. In summer they make wonderful displays along motorway verges where they grow in their millions. They have spread along the motorways like many other species by the seeds being blown along in the slipstream of cars and lorries.

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