Leucanthemum is one of the RHS perennial plants of the month. The variety I grow are shasta daisy flowers that are a mass of single white blooms with yellow centres appearing from June to September. They seed and spread prolifically and form robust clumps spreading up to 3′ and flowers are on 2-3′ stems that flop if not supported.
Grow Leucanthemum Daisies
- There are double and semi double varieties like Leucanthemum Superbum ‘Wirral Supreme’ or Aglaia.
- The old fashioned Leucanthemum Superbum ‘Ester Read’ is popular for old cottage gardens with clumps of fluffy double white flowers growing 2′ or more.
- Leucanthemum are useful as cut flowers.
- Plants are floriferous and can be used in many garden situations.
- Most varieities grow 12-24 inches high but Leucanthemum Superbum Phyllis Smith will reach 36 inches tall at the back of a herbaceous border.
Grow Ox-Eye Daisies
Ox-eye Daisy is a more common form of Leucanthemum vulgaris. This is often found in meadows and is useful in a wild garden or uncut lawn. The flowers are striking at night hence an alternative name of Moon Daisy as shown Â© Malcolm Storey, 2005, www.bioimages.org.uk.
Yellow Leucanthemum X Superbum
- The whole Leucanthemum family are hardy and easy to grow and recommended for beginners.
- Leucanthemum Superbum Broadway Lights flowers in pale yellow or lemon colour. Under Plant Breeders rights it is sold as Leumayel.
- You could also try Sunshine (Sonnenschein) or Banana Cream
Other Varieties of Leucanthemum X superbum for UK Gardens
Leucanthemum X superbum Broadway Lightsâ„¢
Leucanthemum X superbum â€˜Sunny Side Upâ€™
Leucanthemum X superbum â€˜Fiona Coghillâ€™
Leucanthemum X superbum â€˜Snowcapâ€™
Leucanthemum X supurbum Silver Princess
Leucanthemum X superbum â€˜Snowdriftâ€™
Leucanthemum X superbum â€˜Silver Spoonsâ€™
Leucanthemum X superbum â€˜Ice Starâ€™
Leucanthemum X superbum â€˜Snow Ladyâ€™
Leucanthemum X superbum Gold Rush
Grow Shasta Daisies
Soil type can vary from normal or clay to sandy soil.
Shasta daisie will perform in sun or partial shade.
The variety I grow are daisy like flowers that are a mass of single white blooms with yellow centres appearing from June to September. You can get other varieties.
They seed and spread prolifically and form robust clumps spreading up to 3′ and flowers are on 2-3′ stems that flop if not supported.
There are also double varieties like Leucanthemum Superbum ‘Wirral Supreme’ or the old fashioned Leucanthemum Superbum ‘Ester Read’. Ester Read reminds me of old cottage gardens with clumps of fluffy double white flowers growing 2′ or more and producing great cut flowers.
Shasta Daisies by dalylab CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
shasta day 13 (morning light 2) by remediate.this CC BY-NC 2.0