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Leucanthemum × superbum Real Dream

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Shasta daisy 'Real Dream'

Great for extending the flowering season

An excellent new compact form of the ever popular Shasta daisy with large open blooms with three layers of petals around golden centres produced over a long period in summer. The colour of the flowers is bright yellow, fading to white; they are very attractive to bees and butterflies. Growing to 35cm (14”) it is perfect for the front of a border with blue nepeta and salvias. A mat of dark green leaves remains through winter ready to bloom again year after year.

Where?

Plant in full sun or semi-shade in beds and borders to add summer colour amongst other perennials and shrubs.

How?

Any well-drained fertile soil. Cut back flower stems when flowers fade. Remove any dead leaves in winter. No support normally required. Lift and divide every few years to make more plants. 

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - September
Evergreen No
Plant height 35 cm - 40 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 40 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From May to September