Daisy May® Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Daisy Duke' PP #21,914
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||lew-KANTH-ih-mum soo-PER-bum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast grower, 1-2 ft. tall, spreading to 2 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer to fall|
|Design Ideas||This snow white daisy bearing perennial is a natural in almost every garden application as a cut flower. Add to foundating planting for easy care color. Flesh out beds and borders without relief or neutral colors. An essential of the cottage garden with other casual easy care perennials. Though wholly of garden origin it is strongly aligned with the perennials of the American prairie and belongs in beds and meadows with them. Super with native plants and naturalizes beautifully in wild gardens, even in dry western climates. Highbrow enough to use in estate settings and massed into formal beds bounded by box hedges were they literally leap out under a full moon.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Group this rugged yet elegant beauty with Mgnus Purple Coneflower, (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'), Orange Meadowbrite Coneflower, (Echinacea 'Art's Pride'), Gateway Joe Pye Weed, (Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway'), Indian Summer Black Eyed Susan, (Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer') and Raspberry Wine Bee Balm, (Monarda didyma 'Raspberry Wine').|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9