Western Star Leo Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Leuz0002’)
Western Star Leo Shasta Daisy
The sunny cheery faces of the Western Star™ Leo Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Leuz0002’) brighten the landscape, enlivens porch pots, and bring carefree blooms to floral arrangements! Brilliant white rays of petals, form an overlapping double row to create a fringed lacy look! Surround a sunshine yellow center-like button that is a fantastic butterfly and honeybee landing pad!
Rising on tall, sturdy stems, these summer-blooming perennials shine all season! Mounds of bright green, narrow, lance-shaped leaves with slightly toothy edges will be covered in long-lasting blooms for your pollinator’s delight! Highly branched and densely growing, these are very easy-going, low-maintenance plants!
Exceptionally cold hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 through 9 and don’t worry about the deer or rabbits however, they’ll leave these alone unless desperate. The mounds of greenery Leo forms grow to 18 inches in height and nearly 2 feet in width.
Nearly all types of sun gardens look ten times better with these joyful blooms. They’re also excellent long-lasting fresh-cut flowers, so they’ll add cheer to your indoor landscapes too! Daisies are fantastic additions to Perennial plantings, Cottage gardens, Children’s Garden, and Cutting gardens. The ease with which they attract butterflies makes them ideal in Pollinator and Naturalized plantings and modern Prairie plantings.
Fantastic additions to Rock Gardens and in plantings along roadsides or on property edges where they’ll receive less attention. Sized right for small gardens and borders, mid-sized perennials like these also work as edging along hot, sunny paths and even in patio containers. Add sunny faces around your porch and balcony, or greet guests with pots of cheery blooms by your entry.
Fantastic gift plants, these perennials certainly say, ‘welcome home’ as container and porch plants – cheerfully brightening the mood anywhere in the sun! You’ll adore these blossoms both indoors and out since they are long-lasting flowers in both the garden as they are in the bouquet and floral arrangement!
These upright perennials benefit from full sun for the strongest stems. When planted in warmer Marshmallow appreciates some partial shade in the afternoons. Shasta Daisies are tough herbaceous perennials that have the most vigorous growth when grown in any fertile, well-drained soil with consistent moisture. Mulch well to retain moisture and insulate the roots. After that though, this hardy plant is quite drought-tolerant. Incessantly wet roots will, especially during the winter, can cause some damage.
Encourage blooms returning all summer and into autumn with regular deadheading to remove spent flowers, otherwise, Shasta Daisies are incredibly low maintenance. It is best to prune down the stems and foliage in late autumn after it has turned yellow. Improve vigor by dividing every few years. Not only do you get a healthier plant, but you (or a friend or family member) also get two healthy plants out of the deal!
Western Star™ Leo Shasta Daisy is a fantastically cheerful perennial!
|Common name||Western Star Leo Shasta Daisy|
|Botanical name||Leucanthemum x superbum 'Leuz0002'|
|Height||15 - 18 inches|
|Width||18 - 24 inches|
|Moisture||Low Once Established|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Late Autumn|