PlantsNipponanthemum→Montauk Daisy (Nipponanthemum nipponicum)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Nipponanthemum nipponicum Accepted
Chrysanthemum nipponicum Synonym
Leucanthemum nipponicum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 18-36 inches
Plant Spread: 18-36 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: To maintain vigor, divide every 2 to 3 years during the spring
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

full-grown plant in bloom

The Top 25 DaisiesThe Top 25 Daisies
By dave on August 2, 2014

We know coneflowers are grown and loved by all, but what about daisies? There are 24 genera in our database that contain plants that are considered daisies. Among such a vast reach of plants, which are the most popular among ATP members? Let's have a look!

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Posted by sandnsea2 (Cape Cod, MA, USA - Zone 7a) on Oct 8, 2011 12:31 PM

This is one tough plant. It has been moved three times in my garden, and it came back strong. It blooms very late in the gardening year and is much appreciated at that time. It can easily be divided and this very long lived perennial will give you a reliable performance every fall. I have had this in my garden for over 5 years now and feel it is an underused plant.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Oct 28, 2020 7:34 AM

I've seen this perennial native to Japan and China around since the early 2,000's in southeast PA. It is somewhat common. I've seen it being sold in late summer and early fall even outside at grocery stores, big box stores, and conventional garden centers. It gives a good display of big white daisy flowers in late August into November. Its very thick, succulent leaves and stems are very stinky when bruised or broken with an odor that is similar to many Viburnum stems, leaves, and sometimes even flowers. The Siebold Viburnum from eastern Asia especially has the same stinky odor. This strong smelly chemical can cause skin irritation on some people and animals. I've seen this perennial get messy in habit and flop over a lot, so it must be divided and reset every several years, or one can cut it half way back in late May or so to keep it more compact. The flowers have just a tiny hint of the stinky smell.

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Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Oct 3, 2011 4:25 PM

Propagates readily from stem cuttings. Trim to 3 to 6" in early Spring and again to 10 to 12" in late Spring to promote a sturdier, fuller habit.

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