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My Shasta Daisy smells horrible!

I grew some from seed and they have made a lovely show but when I picked a bunch to put indoors I found they gave off a horrible smell like manure. Is this normal?



I find they have a nasty smell. I wouldn't describe it as like manure, exactly, though. I have dog daisies that some people also call shasta daisies - guess why their common name is dog daisies? They smell like dog pee.... They're for outside only.

10 Jun, 2011


I agree..I tried cutting them for inside..only once! Yuk..

10 Jun, 2011


If I am remembering correctly, dog daisies are one of the ancestors of Shasta daisies.

11 Jun, 2011


Leucanthemum vulgare is specifically the European Dog Daisy or Ox Eye Daisy.

The Shasta Daisy is Leucanthemum x superbum, a hybrid between two American species (forget which).

11 Jun, 2011


....and yes, because they attract flies for pollination, they do stink a bit!

11 Jun, 2011


Sorry, Fractal! I was working off my memories of a book about Luther Burbank, waaayyy back about....Well, I'd rather not say! : )

11 Jun, 2011



17 Jun, 2011

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