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Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum xsuperbum)

Shasta daisy Synonyms: Chrysanthemum ?superbum

Description: Hybrid cross between Portuguese daisy (Leucanthemum lacustre) and Max chrysanthemum (Leucanthemum maximum). Produced in 1890 by the famed American horticulturist Luther Burbank.

Habit: Herbaceous, distinct unpleasant odor, often short lived, 3-4 ft tall.

Leaves: Alternate, simple, serrate, linear, pinnate, deciduous, 8-12 in long, dark green-green in color.

Stems: Ridged; does not require staking.

Flowers: 3-4 in diameter flower heads, classic white rays, yellow center disks; blooms in July through September.

Fruit and seeds: No fruit produced. Seeds found in dried dead flower heads.

Habitat: Native to the United States. Grows well in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun.

Reproduction: By seed or division.

Similar species: Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and Stinking chamomile (Anthemis cotula).

Monitoring and rapid response: Hand-pulling for small infestations.

Credits: The information provided in this factsheet was gathered from the Missouri Botanical Garden, the USDA PLANTS Database and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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Common Name:

Shasta daisy

Scientific Name:

Leucanthemum xsuperbum







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