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Plantidote of the Day 2010-11-28

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Montauk daisy

Nipponathemum nipponicum

Montauk daisy

I can't believe this is considered an invasive plant. The common name came about because it has naturalized at Montauk Point, NY and supposedly has displaced native plants. I grew up on Long Island and I remember this plant in my mother's garden. It was well behaved. I have had it in most of my gardens and I never had a problem with it. It's in my Pacific Northwest garden now. It's a nice little (2ft) sub shrub that blooms October to hard frost. The deer ignore it. To keep its nice shape, cut it back in the spring before new growth starts. My guess it's hardy zone 6-8. Of course. after I wrote this copy, the hard freeze arrived with a vengeance.

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Submitted by lambert on

It's too bad it doesn't repel them! That would be helpful.

I really like the growing season, though. I should get some here...