| LEUCANTHEMUM x. 'Snow Cap'
a/k/a Shasta Daisy, Family: Asteraceae/Compositae (aster/daisy Family)
Zones 4 to 9; Sun to part shade.
Mature size: 12 to 18 inch high, dwarf height; bushy mounded clump.
Compact daisy produces masses of white with yellow center flowers. Long-lasting, 2 - 3 inch flowers consistently bloom from early summer to autumn. Glossy, dark green, strap shaped and thick leaves.
Very easy to grow and will adapt to most soil types. Moist, well-drained, lime 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. Divide shasta daisies every couple years in the late winter/early spring (never in the fall or summer). 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. 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!