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Leucanthemum x superbum

Common Name(s):

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lew-KAN-theh-mum BY soo-PER-bum
Description

Shasta daisies are old-fashioned favorites for perennial borders and cut flowers, with single and double-flowered cultivars available. This plant is occasionally damaged by deer.

Plant in average to dry well-drained garden soil in full sun to partial shade. Use in the perennial border, containers, cutting garden or cottage garden.

Cultivars come in different sizes and flower forms.

Previously this plant had the genus name Chrysanthemum.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Becky'
    Larger
  • 'Crazy Daisy'
    Double frilly blooms
Tags:
#white#sun#yellow#full sun#perennial#white flowers#cut flowers#full sun flowers#summer flowers#deer resistant#white flower#borders#spring interest
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Becky'
    Larger
  • 'Crazy Daisy'
    Double frilly blooms
Tags:
#white#sun#yellow#full sun#perennial#white flowers#cut flowers#full sun flowers#summer flowers#deer resistant#white flower#borders#spring interest
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Leucanthemum
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Non-native hybrid
    Wildlife Value:
    The plant attracts butterflies.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are white with yellow centers and 2-5 inches wide.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Oblanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    1 inch long glossy dark green leaves have coarsely dentate margins and become smaller as they go up the stem.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Rigid stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought