Double-flowered shasta daisy (with full centers). Upright growth, 3.5" flowers in diameter, great cut flower.
Blooming Time: early summer to late summer (deadheading significantly prolongs the bloom period - so July till September)
Size: up to 30" tall x 18-26" wide
USDA Zones: 4 to 8
Culture: full sun, mostly sun, average soils enriched with some organic matter - moderately fertile to fertile. Adaptable to many soil types, but avoid waterlogged soils.
Moisture Needs: average to drier, adaptable. Established plants tolerate some droughts.
Origin: Garden origin from Germany. Leucantheum x superbum was developed in California by Luther Burbank (1849-1926) in the 1890s near snow covered Mt. Shasta. Burbank crossed several species of daisies from 2 continents - L. vulgare (European oxeye daisy), L. maximum (Pyrenees chrysanthemum), L. lacustre (Portuguese field daisy) and Nipponanthemum nipponicum (Japanese field daisy)
Deer/Rabbit Resistant: yes / yes
Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators: some butterflies / honeybees
Attracts Hummingbirds: no
Pot Size: 3.5" wide x 5" deep pot
Plant Combinations: Best in sunny flower beds in small to bigger groups, in the front of beds - (more for private gardens), cottage gardens, moon garden, water-wise plantings, combined with small shrubs, perennials and grasses.
Good companions are majority of commonly available perennials like Agastache, Amsonia, shorter Anemone hupehensis, Aster, Coreopsis, Echinacea, Euphorbia, hardy Geranium, Hemerocallis, shorter Helianthus, Iris, Kalimeris, Monarda, Nepeta, Origanum, Paeonia, Penstemon digitalis, Perovskia, Phlox, Physostegia, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, Solidago, Stachys, Stokesia, Tradescantia, Vernonia lettermanii cultivars, Veronica, etc. and ornamental grasses.
Excellent and long lasting cut flower.
Picture copyright: US Perennials