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Chrysanthemum x superbum/Shasta Daisy

Chrysanthemum x superbum / Chrysanthemum x superbum
One of the best of the spring flowering perennials
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One of the best of the spring flowering perennials

Mass of daisy flowers

Along the highway near Lake Tahoe

Mass planting near Lake Tahoe

Shastas in bloom in New England in early summer

Close-up of flowers

Grows and flowers well on the west coast

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Scientific Name: Chrysanthemum x superbum
Common Name: Shasta Daisy
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Has a number of landscape uses, but is unsurpassed as a plant with showy flowers for cutting. It is suited for border plantings, in cottage gardens and as a bedding plant. This mum-like plant flowers in late spring and summer. Among our most dependable perennials that return year after year if planted in a well drained soil in full sunlight. Plants will continue to multiply and form large colonies.