| Leucanthemum superbum 'Aglaia' (30)ct Ellepots
a/k/a Shasta Daisy, Family: Asteraceae/Compositae (aster/daisy Family)
Zones 5 to 9; Full Sun.
Mature size: 24 to 36 inch high, spreads 16 to 20 inches;
bushy mounded clump.
3-inch, fringed, white petals like shaved coconut surround the crested yellow centers of these unique daisies. Their long, sturdy stems are perfect for cutting, so you can enjoy them indoors or out.
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 1993
Very easy to grow and will adapt to most soil types. Leucanthemums require full sun and well-drained soil to be at their best. Moist, well-drained, alkaline soil is preferred. For best results, during their growing season provide plenty of water. Shasta daisies tolerate brief periods of wet soils in the summer, but may die in soggy winter soil. Winter drainage is especially important; planting in raised beds will help to provide these conditions. Division can be done in either spring or fall, and is recommended due to this perennial's tendency to be short-lived. Deadhead throughout the flowering season, cutting the flower stems to the ground.
Use for edging or in a mass planting, as an ornamental, in mixed beds, for a border, and in containers. Cut flowers are long lasting in fresh bouquets. Shastas make good perennials for Southern gardens, though partial shade is recommended in the warmest zones. Attracts butterflies and rabbit resistant.
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!