Shasta daisy

Leucanthemum × superbum 'Snowcap'

Shasta daisy - Leucanthemum × superbum  'Snowcap'

Common Name: Shasta daisy
Genus: Leucanthemum
Species: ◊ superbum
Cultivar: 'Snowcap'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

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

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Justifiably popular this showy shasta daisy produces a profusion of single pure white daisy-like flowers up to 10cm across with bright yellow discs from June to September. It is very free-flowering and makes a stunning show planted in bold drifts towards the front of a sunny border. It combines well with 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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