Leucanthemum x superbum (Bergmans ex J.W.Ingram) D.H.Kent

Shasta Daisy

Family: Compositae

Genus: Leucanthemum

Category: Perennial

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: 2 to 3' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


White flowers with yellow centers in summer. Mounded mass of dark green foliage. Deadhead in summer by cutting the stems to the ground. Divide in the winter every two years. Full sun is best except in warmer zones where part shade may be preferable. Can tolerate moist soils in summer but not in winter. Add lime to acidic soils.



Leucanthemum lacustre × Leucanthemum maximum

Created by Luther Burbank in 1890 near Mt Shasta in California.

First published in Watsonia 18(1): 89 in 1990.

Basionym is Chrysanthemum superbum Bergmans ex J.W.Ingram.

Leucanthemum = white flower, superbum = superior (referring to the hybrid vigor).


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