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Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)

Shasta Daisy, Max Daisy, Chrysanthemum superbum


Highly floriferous and robust, Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy) is a free flowering herbaceous perennial valued for its abundant floral display and disease resistance. It produces a sea of large, pure white, single daisy flowers with golden yellow centers atop a lush basal rosette of dark green leaves. Blooming for weeks weeks from early to late summer, the flowers are pollinated primarily by insects, including beetles, flies, wasps and butterflies. 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. Shasta Daisy is a valued addition to the perennial border, cottage garden, cutting garden or prairies and meadows.

  • Grows up to 24-36 in. tall (60-90 cm) and 18 in. wide (45 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Light shade is tolerated, specifically in hot summer areas. Good soil drainage is critical. Drought and dry soil tolerant.
  • Excellent choice for perennial borders, cottage gardens, prairies and meadows. Plant in small groups for better visual impact. Makes excellent and long-lasting fresh cut flowers.
  • Robust, low maintenance and virtually disease-free, this daisy is deer, rabbit resistant. Keep an eye out for leaf spot and aphids.
  • Remove spent flowers to promote further blooms and maintain a neat appearance. Cut stems down to the ground in winter.
  • Propagate by division in early spring or late summer.
  • Leucanthemum x superbum is a hybrid resulting from a cross between L. vulgare (Ox-Eye Daisy), L. maximum (Pyrenees Chrysanthemum), L. lacustre (Portuguese Field Daisy) and Nipponanthemum nipponicum (Japanese Field Daisy). 

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 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' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 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' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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