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Shasta daisy

Leucanthemum spp.

Also known as


Leucanthemum June 2013-1 by Alvesgaspar (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


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  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Shasta daisy Overview

A genus of around 29 accepted species of herbaceous perennials in the Asteraceae (daisy) family, with a Central and Southern European distribution. They are robust plants that have naturalised widely on other continents. They have narrow leaves and typically daisy-like, composite, white and yellow flowerheads held on erect stems. They are useful in wildflower or naturalistic planting schemes, as well as for use as cut flowers. The species L. vulgare is known commonly as marguerite or ox-eye daisy,

Common problems with Shasta daisy

How to propagate Shasta daisy



Perennials are best divided in early spring or late summer.


You can propagate from seeds or cuttings.

Special features of Shasta daisy

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Planting For Butterflies - Host/Food Plants

Include these plants in your garden for butterflies to hatch out caterpillars on.

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Flowers - Sow Under Cover in September

Thinking ahead to next year - sow these seeds for early spring and summer colour.

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