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Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Aglaia’ (AGM)


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Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Aglaia’ (AGM)

Introduced from North America in the early 1900s these familiar white (or pale yellow) Shasta daisies come in a range of heights, as single or double flowers, and with simple or frilly petals. All can be relied on to flower from late June through to September -most will re-bloom happily if cut back after flowering.Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Aglaia’ is a lovely clump forming perennial. Very frilly white daisy-like flowers with yellow centres from early summer to autumn. An excellent cut flower. Plant in any reasonably fertile soil, well-drained in sun or part-shade. Approx. 60cm tall so ideal for front/middle of border.

For the purposes of definition, late summer flowering perennials may be described as plants that reliably produce flowers or that have as their main feature of interest (an architectural silhouette, or attractive seed heads for instance) which can positively contribute to the garden after midsummer's day on a year in year out basis.

There is little doubt that the climate is changing,for whatever reason, and that seasons are not as distinct. In Britain the autumn season is lengthening and often there is relatively frost free weather up until December. The majority of gardens in Britain look at their finest in the spring and early summer, leaving many gardens looking relatively lacklustre after June has passed. The use of these late summer flowering perennials in the garden should renew inspiration in the months of the year when the shadows are lengthening.