Madonna Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Madonna’)

Madonna Shasta Daisy

Cheerful rays of sunshine, the Madonna Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Madonna’) may look like a typical Daisy with their bright yellow centers and even rows of pure white petals! But this compact little gem features large blooms at a fraction of the size! Standing gracefully atop slender stems, held above a petite mound of bright green foliage and toothy leaf margins.

Madonna attracts bees and butterflies with cheerful landing pads as they shine in the sun! Naturally forming a uniform mound with neat and tidy growth, these bright perennials are a breeze to care for and bring happiness to anyone that lays eyes on them! Ideal little gift plants, their easy-care nature creates the perfect present for anyone for any occasion, and for all experience levels!

Shasta Daisies are wonderfully hardy perennials throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9! Growing only 8 – 10 inches tall when in flowering and 10 – 12 inches wide, these cheerful darlings bloom almost nonstop all summer long! Deadhead as flowers fade to enjoy repeat blooms until fall!

Planting and Application:

These container-sized shrubs are perfect for container gardening and small-space gardens alike are both fantastic locations for little Daisies! Any garden becomes a pollinator and cut-flower garden with a few of these cute flowering ornamentals! Sunny porches and patios gain cheerful little blooms, and Madonna Shasta Daisy works greatin planters, on sunny balconies and even window boxes!

Plant these little perennials as tiny garden accents, for fairy planters and Children’s Gardens, as edging and facer plants along garden beds and borders! Small postage stamp gardens and sunny mailbox gardens gain bright blooms and butterflies galore! Daisies are easy to grow and these drought-tolerant little plants are lovely in the Xeric Rock Garden as it is welcome in the Cottage Garden and Perennial Border!

  • Bright White Petals & Sunny Yellow Centers
  • Tidy Uniform & Very Compact Little Green Mounds
  • Pollinator Friendly & Cheerful Gifts
  • Very Low Maintenance & Easy Care
  • Bed & Border Edging, Cottage & Perennial Borders

Tips for Care:

Taking care of Shasta Daisies is very easy but there are a few simple rules to follow. They thrive in full sun but do appreciate some light shade in regions with hot summers. Planting in soil that drains well is essential as overwatering can be quite harmful to these Daisies, especially during the winter months. When it comes to watering, less is more. Water weekly when rainfall is less than an inch, but they will not tolerate excessive moisture or soggy soil in the winter.

Provide a good layer of mulch, at least 3-4 inches around the roots, especially in drier climates. Remove faded flower heads to encourage more blooms and prune the clumps back in late fall when the foliage yellows. Daisy clumps can be divided every few years to promote better growth and vigor. Rarely bothered by deer and highly pest and disease resistant, you’ll enjoy loads of cheerful blooms without much fuss!

  • Radiant in Full Sun, Appreciates Some Afternoon Shade in Hot Zones
  • Moderate Regular Moisture & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Dislikes Soggy Winter Soil
  • Any Type of Well-Drained Organic Soil
  • Deadhead For Rebloom & Prune Late Autumn

Madonna Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Madonna’) Details

Common name Madonna Shasta Daisy
Botanical name Leucanthemum x superbum 'Madonna'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 4-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 8 - 10 inches
Width 10 - 12 inches
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Autumn
Flower color White, Yellow