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Shasta
Daisy

Leucanthemum

Description:
Shasta Daisies are all-time favorites for the perennial border. The cheery flowers begin to appear in late spring and continue on for several months if faithfully deadheaded. Shastas mix so effortlessly with other perennials that no garden should be without them! A plant that is easily grown in average, well-drained soils in full sun.  Good drainage is essential for this plant!  Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.  Photo shown is 'Snowcap'.

 

Common Name: Shasta Daisy
Botanical Name: Leucanthemum
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Will grow in dry to moist soils as well as well-drained, loamy, sandy or clay soils with a pH of acidic to neutral (less than 7.0)
Light Requirements: Full sun
Attributes: Good cut flower, attracts butterflies, suitable for dried flowers, plants serve as butterfly nectar sources
Pests: Beetles, borers, caterpillars, cut worms, mealybugs, scales, slugs, aphids, whiteflies, red spider mites, leaf miner, leaf hoppers, thrips, weevils
Diseases: Blight, leaf spot, crown gall, powdery mildew, rust, rot, wilt
Good Companion Plants: Shasta Daisy looks nice planted with Coreopsis, Dianthus, Balloon Flower, Catmint, Daylily, Siberian Iris, Lupine, Garden Phlox, Sedum, Yarrow and Delphinium.
Care: Remove spent flowers.  In spring, remove all dead foliage and cut back to basal foliage in fall. Cuttings can be done in summer and division can be done in the spring and is recommended every 2-3 years.  Fertilize with Holly-tone or a water soluble fertilizer as recommended.
Planting Instructions:  Perennials
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Leucanthemum superbum 'Alaska'
Shasta Daisy, Chrysanthemum
zones 4-9
 
Description:  'Alaska' features 3 inch diameter flower heads with the classic white rays and yellow center.  Will frequently re-bloom in August and September.  This variety will not require staking.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-36"
Spread: 18-24"


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Leucanthemum superbum 'Becky'
Shasta Daisy
zones 4-9
 
Description:  'Becky' is larger than most other cultivars, growing to 3-4' tall.  The 3-4 inch flowers are classic with a yellow center.   The foliage is dark green and will give off an unpleasant odor as a cut flower.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36-48"
Spread: 24-36"


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Leucanthemum superbum 'Brightside'
Shasta Daisy
zones 5-9
 
Description:  An improvement over the award-winning 'Becky', this selection produces large, 3-inch pure white blossoms and healthy disease resistant foliage. It attracts butterflies to the garden from early through late summer and makes a great cut flower.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 32"
Spread: 18"


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Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'
Shasta Daisy
zones 4-9
 
Description:  A compact Shasta Daisy with large daisy flowers opening bright yellow and turning all shades from butter to cream to pure white as they mature.  Blooms for months and months!  A Proven Winners selection.  Click here for more pictures from Proven Winners.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 18-24"


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Leucanthemum superbum 'Crazy Daisy'
Shasta Daisy
zones 4-9
 
Description:  Noted for its large, double blooms with fluffy petals of pure white with yellow centers.  Multiple flowers bloom per stem.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: June-July
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24-30"
Spread: 18-24"


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Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

 

Leucanthemum superbum 'Daisy May' AKA 'Daisy Duke'
Shasta Daisy
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Though she may look like a typical daisy at first, look again at her large, snow white flowers which blanket the plant and all the buds along each stem.  Because of better branching and many side buds, this daisy blooms much longer than typical daisies do. AKA ‘Daisy Duke’
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Early to Late Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-24"
Spread: 10-14"


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Leucanthemum 'Laspider'
Shasta Daisy
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Very large, pure white double flowers with finely cut petals. Laspider is a heavy bloomer in late spring and re-blooms throughout the summer.  It will produce 100 blooms on mature plants. Deadhead to encourage continuous bloom.  Attracts butterflies and is deer resistant.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-14"
Spread: --


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Leucanthemum superbum 'Little Princess'
Shasta Daisy
zones 5-9
 
Description:  A showy, compact version with large single white blossoms and a yellow center.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6-12"
Spread: 12-24"


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Leucanthemum 'Real Glory'
Shasta Daisy
zones 4-9
 
Description: Unusual anemone-type flowers. Multiple layers of pure white petals open flat and gradually reflex, exposing an ever enlarging frilly yellow dome. Strong stems. Improved disease resistance. Deadhead to encourage continuous bloom.
Bloom Color: White/Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24"
Spread: 24"


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Leucanthemum superbum 'Silver Princess'
Shasta Daisy
zones 5-9

 
Description:  A dwarf, compact mounded Shasta with large, single white daisies from June to August.  Will bloom through the end of September if deadheaded.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-15"
Spread: 12-18"


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Leucanthemum 'Snowcap'
Shasta Daisy
zones 5-9
 
Description:   Pure white, 2-3in single flowers are produced in abundance atop bushy mounds of foliage. 'Snowcap' has sturdy, uniform habit. Due to its compact nature, it tolerates the weather (wind, rain, etc.) better than other Shastas.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-15"
Spread: 12"


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Leucanthemum 'Snowdrift'
Shasta Daisy
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Large, shaggy double and semi-double pure white daisies on 30-34" stems in summer.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 30-34"
Spread: 20-30"


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Leucanthemum superbum 'Snow Lady'
Shasta Daisy
zones 5-9
 
Description:  A compact, dwarf Shasta with 2-3" white flowers and yellow center disks.  Will make an excellent, long-lasting cut flower!   'Snow Lady' was the 1991 All-America award winner.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-12"
Spread: 8-12"

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Leucanthemum superbum 'Summer Snowball'
Shasta Daisy
zones 4-9
 
Description:  Features large, double dahlia-like flower heads of pure white with no yellow center disk.  The dark green foliage forms a tall, bushy plant. 
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24-36"
Spread: 18-24"


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Leucanthemum superbum 'Sunny Side Up'
Shasta Daisy
zones 4-9
 
Description:  Forms medium sized clumps with coarse foliage and very sturdy upright stems. Large 3-4" semi-double flowers have an extra row of white petals and are characterized with a very large yellow center dome. Excellent branching habit and long lasting bloom.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15-20"
Spread: 15-20"


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Leucanthemum superbum 'Switzerland'
Shasta Daisy
zones 5-9
 
Description:  One of the longest bloomers of the Genus.   This Shasta features the classic daisy-shaped flowers of pure white and a central yellow disk.  Multiple flowers will bloom per stem. 
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24-36"
Spread: 18-24"

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Leucanthemum superbum 'Thomas Killen'
Shasta Daisy
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Extra large single flowers with double rows of white petals, and a crested gold center.   Because of its thick, sturdy stems, this variety is better suited as a cut flower.  
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-30"
Spread: 12-24"

 

 

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