This Shasta daisy cultivar has especially large white flowers with yellow centers held on 3- to 4-foot-tall, strong stems that don't need staking. It also blooms later than most of the other cultivars. It originated in a Southern garden, but it is very adaptable to other climates. The masses of crisp, bright blooms are a mainstay of the summer border.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsLarge daisy flowers on strong stems over a long period from midsummer to early fall. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies.
CareGrow in full sun (or light shade in hot areas) and moist but well-drained soil of average fertility. Deadhead regularly and divide every two or three years.
PropagationDivide in early spring or late summer or sow seed in a cold frame in spring or fall.
ProblemsAphids, slugs, earwigs, chrysanthemum nematode, leaf miners, leaf spots, and stem rot can sometimes cause problems.
- Genus : Leucanthemum
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
- Flower Color : White