Ox Eye Daisy
This is a classic for sunny borders and wild areas. It is an
excellent cut flower, and attracts butterflies and bees.
CAUTION: May cause skin allergy.
Sow indoors for surest results, from March to May, 0.5cm deep, in trays of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse, or on a cool windowsill. Seedlings usually appear in 14-42 days. Transplant seedlings, 5cm apart, to further trays when large enough to handle. Always hold seedlings by a leaf, never by the stem. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out into well-drained soil, from May to October, 25cm apart. Or, sow outdoors, from March to May or September to October, in a seed bed, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 5cm apart, before planting out to flowering position in spring or autumn. Flowers from June to August, the following year.