Shasta daisy

Leucanthemum × superbum 'Phyllis Smith'

Shasta daisy - Leucanthemum × superbum  'Phyllis Smith'

Common Name: Shasta daisy
Genus: Leucanthemum
Species: × superbum
Cultivar: 'Phyllis Smith'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A striking variety of the ever-popular Shasta daisy. This robust clump-forming perennial has glossy, almost fleshy dark green leaves and bright white flowers arranged round a yolk-coloured central disc borne on top of long green stems. The flowers appear over a long period, usually from early summer to early autumn and have unusual ragged petals that look as if they have been shredded. This easy-to-grow daisy looks best planted in bold drifts in a sunny border alongside any yellow Achillea or with ornamental grasses. It also makes a good cut flower.

  • Garden care: Divide congested plants in early spring or late summer. Protect young plants from slugs and snails. Cut down to the ground in autumn.


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