Shasta daisy is possibly the oldest hybridized American garden flower. Large, bright white flowers bloom continuously from summer to fall, making it a beautiful addition to any perennial garden. Plants are easy to grow from seed, and long-lived for years of enjoyment. The 3″ blooms attract bees and butterflies, and make great cut flowers. Produce colored flowers by placing stems in a water with food coloring!
Botanical Name: Leucanthemum x superbum
Native: Only in cultivation
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 5–9
Plant Dimensions: 24″–36″ tall, 12″–24″ wide
Variety Information: 3″ flowers, white petals with yellow center
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost ate. Sow as late as 2 months before your average first fall frost date.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 10 –15 days
Seed Depth: Surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″–24″
Thinning: When 1″–2″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″–24″
Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning, choosing flowers where the outer petals have just fully opened.