Daisy May® Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Daisy Duke' PP #21,914

Bright white 3" flowers with a sunny yellow center. A prolific bloomer that will continue from Spring to Fall. An excellent choice for container gardening or as a border. A Proven Winner® variety.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationlew-KANTH-ih-mum soo-PER-bum
Average Size at MaturityFast grower, 1-2 ft. tall, spreading to 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer to fall
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureGift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsGroup 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

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