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Leucanthemum (Shasta Daisy)
Shasta daisies, with their white petals surrounding yellow centres, are similar to the familiar meadow daisy, but have larger and
more abundant blooms.
About This Plant
Shasta daisies bloom over a long period, from early summer until Autumn, forming tidy clumps from 2 to 3 feet tall and up to 2 feet
across. The bright flowers contrast nicely with the glossy, dark green foliage, livening up any garden bed. The flowers are also
suitable for cutting.
Easy care/low maintenance
Good for cut flowers
Select a site with full sun and well-drained soil.
Plant in spring, spacing plants 1 to 2 feet apart, depending on the variety. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to
loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the pot the
plant is in. Carefully remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil
surface. Carefully fill in around the root ball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly.
Apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds. Water plants
during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Stake tall varieties to keep them upright. After the first killing frost, cut
stems back to an inch or two above soil line. Divide plants every 3 to 4 years as new growth begins in the spring, lifting plants and
dividing them into clumps
Leucanthemuns are sold in 3 and 5ltr pots