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Leucanthemum – Amazing Daisies® Banana Cream

Garden Height
15 - 18
Spacing
18 - 24
Spread
18 - 24
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Yellow
Light Level
Sun
Proven Winners

Attracts: Butterflies

Award Winner

Long Blooming

Maintenance Notes
This perennial grows best in full sun and average to fertile soils. Good drainage is essential for overwintering and best growth. Afternoon shade is beneficial in warm climates.

Uses Notes

Best used in landscapes.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

Soil Fertility Average Soil

Soil PH Category Neutral Soil

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 1.3

Fertilization 100 - 150

Light Requirements Medium, High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Late Spring to Summer Finish. Standard ppp.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-10
7-9" Pot : 9-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

None needed. B-Nine at 2500 ppm or Sumagic at 5 ppm will help reduce size if needed.

'Banana Cream' is naturally compact and growth regulators should not be necessary.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Scout for aphids and treat as needed.

Grower Tips

Most cultivars are classified as a cold beneficial plants. Plants that have been vernalized produce more flowers and bloom faster. 'Banana Cream' has an obligate cold requirement for flowering. Provide 8-10 weeks of cold (<44 F) when vernalizing leucanthemum.

After vernalization, leucanthemum flower best when they are grown with warm temperatures and long days (16 hr days or using a 4 hr night interuption during naturally short day lengths).

Leucanthemum are sensitive to some pesticides (namely Avid and Orthene). Care should be taken when applying chemicals.

-Avoid over watering.

-Plants grown too dry will often be shorter, delayed flowering and fewer flowers.