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Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)

Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x Superbum)


Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum) is a highly popular herbaceous perennial valued for its prominent and spectacular floral display and its attractive, lush dark green foliage which provide weeks of color starting early or mid summer. Extremely easy to grow, there is a Shasta Daisy for every garden and every taste thanks to the profusion of cultivars presenting different levels of compactness, floral size, flowering type (single or double), longevity or repetitiveness of the bloom period.

Blooms of bressingham,Bressingham Gardens,Crocosmia Lucifer and Leucanthemum x superbum Manhattan,The Summer Garden,Norfolk,Perennial combination with Geranium Rozanne

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Manhattan' with Crocosmia 'Lucifer; and Geranium 'Rozanne' - Courtesy of Blooms of Bressingham

  • Shasta Daisies grow in upright clumps of stiff stems reaching up to 2-4 feet in height (60-120 cm) and bearing beautiful white or creamy yellow flower heads with yellow centers. They make excellent and long-lasting fresh cut flowers.
  • They thrive in full sun and enjoy fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Light shade is tolerated, specifically in hot summer areas.
  • They are an excellent choice for perennial borders, cutting gardens or for naturalizing meadows. Plant them in small groups for better visual impact.
  • Robust, low maintenance and highly disease-free, they are also drought tolerant and deer resistant.
  • Remove spent flowers to promote further blooms and maintain a neat appearance. In spring, remove all dead foliage and cut back to basal foliage in fall.

A few beautiful Shasta Daisy Cultivars

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Abundant bloom of unusually large and showy flowers (3-4 in. or 7-10 cm) from spring to fall. Up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) on rigid stems which do not require staking. Excellent cut flower
Hardiness: 4 - 9

Huge 4-5”, lemon yellow flowers which brighten to creamy white. Extra long bloom time in summer. A vigorous grower with disease resistant, dark green foliage. Nice in pots or in the garden. Up to 18 in. (45 cm).
Hardiness: 5 - 9

Creamy white semi-double and double flowers with yellow centers. Especially attractive in perennial beds and borders. Strong upright cuts. Up to 26 in. tall (65 cm).
Hardiness: 4 - 9

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Seed strain of 'Becky'. Large, pure white daisy flowers from late spring through summer.Up to 3 ft. tall (90 cm).
Hardiness: 5 - 9

This is the yellowest flowering Shasta daisy ever! Long blooming, compact with charming semi-double flowers, very slowly and gracefully changing from bright lemon yellow to an ivory white. A real gem. Up to 2 ft. tall (90 cm).
Hardiness: 5 - 8

Neat, compact variety with casually ruffled long lasting flowers, even through extreme heat. Odor free!. Up to 14 in. tall (35 cm).
Hardiness: 5 - 9

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Leucanthemum - Daisies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 2' - 4' (60cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 3' (30cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

Photos courtesy of 123RF Stock Photo, Growing colors, Terra Nova Nurseries, Benary and Missouri Botanical Garden

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Leucanthemum - Daisies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 2' - 4' (60cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 3' (30cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
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