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Leucanthemum x superbum 'Snowcap' (Shasta Daisy)

Shasta Daisy 'Snowcap', 'Snowcap' Shasta Daisy


Highly popular, Leucanthemum x superbum 'Snowcap' (Shasta Daisy) is a herbaceous perennial valued for its abundant floral display and compact size. It produces a sea of large, pure white daisy flowers with golden yellow centers, 2-3 in. across (5-7 cm), atop a lush mound of medium to dark green foliage. Blooming for many weeks from early to late summer, if deadheaded, this Shasta Daisy is extremely easy to grow. This exceptional dwarf Shasta Daisy is resistant to heat, drought and humidity. It was introduced by Alan Bloom of Blooms of Bressingham in the 1980s.

  • Grows in upright clumps of stiff stems reaching up 12-15 in. in height (30-37 cm) and 12 in. in spread (30 cm). Makes excellent and long-lasting fresh cut flowers.
  • Thrives in full sun and enjoys averagedry to mediumwell-drained soils. Light shade is tolerated, specifically in hot summer areas. Good soil drainage is critical.
  • Excellent choice for perennial borderscutting gardens or for naturalizing meadows. Perfect for small gardens! Plant them in small groups for better visual impact.
  • Robustlow maintenance and highly disease-free, this Shasta Daisy is also drought tolerant and deer, rabbit 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.
  • Divide clumps as needed (every 2-3 years) to maintain vigor.

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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 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
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 Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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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 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
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 Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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