Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy) – 'Snow Lady' Item CH805
'Snow Lady' is a fast grower with erect, bushy form. This Shasta daisy cultivar is a compact, 'dwarf' plant, which typically grows on rigid stems from 10-15" tall. It features 2.5" diameter flower heads with the classic white rays and yellow center disks and coarsely toothed, lance-shaped, medium green leaves. Stems do not require staking. Blooms most of the summer. Excellent and long-lasting fresh cut flowers. This cultivar is a 1991 All-America award winner.
Wonderful because it blooms the first year. 'Snow Lady' produces single, white flowers that bloom in mid-summer. Clump-forming perennial. Shasta Daisies make excellent cut flowers, as they are long lasting. Tolerant of many soils, but do require water in hot, sunny climates. Divide clumps every 2 years or establish plants from seed. Grow Shasta daisies if you love to share plants with your friends. You'll all have plenty within 3 years! Remove and discard spent flowers to prolong bloom period.
Size: #1 • Hardiness: Zones 4-9
Exposure: Dappled Sun Light to Full Sun
Common: Shasta Daisy
Botanical: Leucanthemum x superbum
Flower: White rays and yellow center disks, 2.5" blossoms
Foliage: Deep Green
Notes: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade in hot climates. Remove spent flower heads to promote additional bloom. Divide clumps every 2-3 years to maintain vigor. This cultivar can be grown from seed, and will bloom in the first year.
Shasta daisies are a mainstay of the perennial border or cutting garden and provide long-lasting summer and early fall bloom. This dwarf is particularly suitable for border fronts where it will provide profuse bloom for up to three months.
Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to verticillium wilt, leaf spots and stem rots. Aphids, mites and leaf miners are occasional visitors.
Planting instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.