EP185 - How to cut back Leucanthemum for the winter

EP185 - How to cut back Leucanthemum for the winter

On Todays 5minute Friday, I am going to show you how to cut back Leucanthemum plants.

This is easy to do and will make a lot of difference. So here are our Leucanthemum plants, they have been looking absolutely, fantastic all year, but as you can see, the flowers have gone off, and we have just let it be, ready to cut it back now. So, we are going to prepare it for next year.

Autumn is now here, the leaves on the trees are changing colours, to remind us that winter is just around the corner. When you first get into gardening, the autumn is one of those times of year, where it is easy to think nothing is going on. In truth, there is a lot that can be done and that is especially true of perennial plants, which benefit from being planted, new in the autumn, or established ones, being cut back for the winter.  

Leucanthemum – Stunning Perennial Daisies.

These are plants that bring a smile to your face without fail. There is something cheery about a ‘Daisy’ flower. The last decade has seen some very special new breeding of these plants, bringing, interesting colours, compact habits and double flowers. We have some exciting varieties like this one, which is Ooh La La Grande, we have Ooh La Lacreme, Banana Cream, these are true crazy daisies.  

Browse our stunning Plants for October here.


How to cut back your Leucanthemum.

  1. I am cutting it, more or less down to the ground.  
  2. Using your secateurs, cut it quite hard, at almost ground level.
  3. We do this now, because it will neaten things up, and it will come back sprouting next spring, depending on the weather, of course.
  4. You can do this with Leucanthemum and quite a few other herbaceous, perennial plants. They are now ready for the winter, and we can't wait to see them again next year. 

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