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Leucanthemum x superbum Whitecap

Scientific Name : Leucanthemum x superbum
Common Name : Shasta Daisy
Hardiness Zone : 5a - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -25°F (-32°C)
Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Attracts Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Frost Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 16 - 18" (41 - 46cm)
Height : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Width : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Compact and weather tolerant. Won’t fall apart during Summer rains. Early flowering and delightful in the garden!
Idea & Tips : Prefers full-sun locations with good air circulation.
Water when plants show signs of wilt.
Remove dead flowers.
Grower InformationAn improvement over ‘Snowcap’ – flowering two weeks earlier, more compact and first-year-flowering!
  • Classic “Shasta Daisy” look with complete flower coverage for high impact at retail.
  • Early-to-flower, compact, sturdy plants for an extended shelf life.
Protection InformationEU PBR61271; PP33,605; UK PBR35097
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide
    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      500 ppm IBA
      Low to moderate
      50 ppm N starting at Day 7
      Pinch 21 days after sticking.
      35-42 days after sticking
      For fastest, most reliable rooting, do not oversaturate rooting media.
    • Media pH:
      Nights: 55°F (13°C) Days: 68°F (20°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Long day facultative
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Typically not required
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Watch for crown rot if overwatered.
    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      7-10 wks
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      9-11 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Not recommended
      Bloom Months:
      March to October

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