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Leucanthemum superbum – Whoops-a-Daisy – Shasta Daisy

Garden Height
15 - 15
Spacing
22 - 22
Spread
22 - 22
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
White
Light Level
Sun
Proven Selections
Petite daisy at just over a foot tall. 3-4" fluffy white flowers blanket the foliage. Perfect size for the front of the border.

Features
Petite daisy at just over a foot tall. 3-4" fluffy white flowers blanket the foliage. Perfect size for the front of the border.

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

Maintenance Notes
Average, well-drained garden soil. Traditionally easy to grow. Afternoon shade is recommended in the south.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower

Soil Fertility Average Soil, Fertile Soil

Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, 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.