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Leucanthemum x superbum Highland White Dream

Shasta Daisy

Ideal for planting at the front of a boarder

No cottage garden or flower arrangers patch are complete without shasta daisies and this one is worthy of any garden. Pure white, semi-double flowers appear for months from summer through to autumn on sturdy stems. Loved by butterflies and bees.

Where?

Happiest in the middle of a border in full sun.

How?

Plant in a moist but well drained soil. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - home made garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Cut back old stems in spring once new leaves are spotted. Remove faded flowers through summer to encourage more.

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, Autumn
Flowering June - November
Evergreen No
Plant height 70 cm - 90 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 60 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
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 Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From May to September