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Leucanthemum superbum Gold Rush ('Leukal 01' PP15204)

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Shasta Daisy

A fun and unique two-toned daisy! The full, 3in, fringed flowers of this new selection have longer, white outer petals and shorter, yellow inner petals surrounding a bright yellow center. They are presented on relatively short, 14" stems that do not require staking. They make a playful addition to cut flower bouquets and attract butterflies too!

Shasta Daisies are all-time favorites for the perennial border. The cheery flowers begin to appear in early summer and continue on for several months if faithfully deadheaded. Shastas mix so effortlessly with other perennials that no garden should be without them!

Breeder: Helmut Kaliebe

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  14 Inches
Spread:
  18 Inches
Flower Color:
  Yellow Shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Early summer
  Midsummer
  Late summer
How's your soil?:
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Cottage
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Cut flower or foliage
Mass Planting
Long blooming
Easy to grow

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Leucanthemums require full sun and well-drained soil to be at their best. Winter drainage is especially important; planting in raised beds will help to provide these conditions. Shastas make good perennials for Southern gardens, though partial shade is recommended in the warmest zones.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Coreopsis 'Full Moon' PP19364
Common Name: Tickseed
5,6,7,8,9
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Asclepias tuberosa
Common Name: Butterfly Weed
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Iris 'Before the Storm'
Common Name: Iris-Tall Bearded
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High' PP12242
Common Name: Coneflower-Purple
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fuji Blue'
Common Name: Balloon Flower
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Monarda didyma GRAND MARSHALL™ ('AChall' PP19582)
Common Name: Bee Balm
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Hemerocallis 'Daring Deception'
Common Name: Daylily
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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History:

The shasta daisy is a hybrid of many daisy types, notably the oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and the Japanese field daisy (Nipponanthemum nipponicum), produced after 17 year of breeding by horticulturist Luther Burbank. He named them after Mount Shasta in California.

While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.