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Nipponanthemum nipponicum

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
nip-pon-AN-the-mum nip-PON-ih-kum
Description

Nipponanthemum nipponicum, common names "Nippon daisy" or "Montauk daisy," is a plant species native to coastal regions of Japan but cultivated as an ornamental in other regions. This perennial tolerates light shade in hot climates.  New growth may be cut back slightly in spring to maintain plant compactness and encourage bushy form. Remove spent flower heads to promote additional bloom. Divide clumps every 2-3 years to maintain vigor. Excellent and long-lasting fresh cut flower.  Formerly known as Chrysanthemum nipponicum.  This plant is moderately salt tolerant.

Nippon daisies tend to lose their lower leaves, so it is helpful to plant smaller perennials in front to cover up their leafless lower stems.  Great for mid-borders in a drought tolerate garden.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Courtyard Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fall flowers#perennials#white flowers#salt tolerant#cutting garden#flowers late summer#coastal plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fall flowers#perennials#white flowers#salt tolerant#cutting garden#flowers late summer#coastal plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nipponanthemum
    Species:
    nipponicum
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Distribution:
    NY, NJ
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Dome
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Large, bright white daisy-like blooms with yellow centers
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Thick, oblong, coarsely-toothed, glossy, dark green leaves (to 3.5" long).
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Rock Wall
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt