| Leucanthemum superbum 'Little Princess' (30)ct Ellepots
a/k/a Shasta Daisy, Family: Asteraceae/Compositae (aster/daisy Family)
Zones 5 to 9; Full Sun.
Mature size: 12 inch high, spreads 8 to 12 inches;
bushy mounded clump.
One of the shortest daisies, 'Little Princess' churns out huge, pure white flowers. With its compact nature, 'Little Princess' tolerates wind, rain, etc. better than other Shasta Daisies.
Very easy to grow and adaptable to most soil types, Leucanthemum requires full sun and well-drained soil to be at their best. Moist, well-drained, alkaline soil is preferred; for best results, provide plenty of water during their growing season. Shasta daisies tolerate brief periods of wet soils in the summer, but soggy winter soil can be fatal. 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.
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 deadheaded. Shastas mix so effortlessly with other perennials that no garden should be without them!