Go Back Shasta Daisy Banana Cream

Leucanthemum
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Plant Type: Perennials

The 4 inch wide flowers are lemon yellow when they open, brightening to light butter yellow and finally to creamy white as they mature. An extra row of ray petals gives the flowers a fuller appearance than truly single varieties. Since it produces flower buds at each axillary shoot, Banana Cream blooms prolifically all summer long atop strong, upright stems. Compared to older cultivars, this plant has nicely compact, dark green foliage and exhibits increased disease resistance. It has proven to be a very strong grower and rapid multiplier. Try planting a few in the landscape or combination containers and you will be rewarded with loads of blooms for fresh bouquets.

Shasta Daisies are all-time favorites for the perennial border. The cheery flowers begin to appear in late spring and continue on for several months if faithfully deadheaded. Shastas mix so effortlessly with other perennials that no garden should be without them!

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Leucanthemums require full sun and well-drained soil to be at their best. Winter drainage is especially important; planting in raised beds will help to provide these conditions.

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

15-18 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

5-9

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Border plants, Container, Cut flower or foliage, Mass Planting, Easy to grow

Bloom Time

Early to late summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full to part sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests