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Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum x superbum

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Leucanthemum x superbum

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Leucanthemum x superbum Plant Information

Scientific Name: Leucanthemum x superbum
Common Name: shasta daisy
Family: Asteraceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, beds & borders, cutflowers
Plant Form: upright, rounded
Height: 2.5 - 3 feet
Spread: 1 - 1.5 feet
Foliage: dark green, lanceolate leaves with coarsely toothed margins
Flower: single flowers composed of both ray and disk flowers

ray flowers are white and disk flowers are yellow
Bloom Period: Summer
Sun: full sun
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: prefers a well-drained, moist, and rich soil
Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 5 - 8
Maintenance: divide to maintain vigor every 3-4 years

propagation by stem cuttings
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to root rot and white flies

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