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shasta daisy

Genus: Leucanthemum.

Species: Leucanthemum × superbum 'Snowcap'.

■Position: full sun or partial shade
■Soil: moderately-fertile, moist but well-drained soil
■Rate of growth: average
■Flowering period: June to September
■Hardiness: fully hardy

Justifiably popular, this showy shasta daisy produces a profusion of single, pure white, daisy-like flowers up to 10cm across with bright yellow discs from June to September. It is very free-flowering and makes a stunning show planted in bold drifts towards the front of a sunny border. It combines well with any yellow Achillea, or with ornamental grasses. It also makes a good cut flower.

■Garden care: Divide congested plants in early spring or late summer. Protect young plants from slugs and snails. Cut down to the ground in autumn.

■Eventual Height: 45cm
■Eventual Spread: 45cm

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