Montauk or Nippon daisy (Nipponanthemum nipponicum) is one of the last perennials to bloom, from late September through October. It produces long stems topped with large, white daisies featuring a yellow disc. It blooms in its first season and may be used as an annual; if used as a perennial, the second-year stems may reach 3 feet unless the plants are cut back. The narrow, glossy, saw-toothed leaves are thick and leathery, and in its early growth, the plant resembles a sedum more than a daisy. This species will grow in poor soils and will take full sun or partial shade, with moderate watering. Its common name, Montauk daisy, derives from the town of Montauk on Long Island, where it has become naturalized.
September - October, November - December
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant, Groundcover
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies