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- Shasta Daisy - Leucanthemum x superbum Hardy Planting Zones - 5-8 Sun or Shade - Full Sun Mature Height - 24-36" Mature Width - 24" Bloom Season - Summer to Fall (July to October) Gardener Status - Beginner
Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum superbum
Shasta Daisy is a beautiful wildflower that when turned into a herb can help with a couple of problems. This plant is often used to help with aches and pains, also with liver disorders and can also help with fevers. It is commonly used in ointments that are supported to heal wounds and gout. This plant can be seen growing in almost every field and wood lines. Daisies are strangely more commonly known as a Plain Fleabane; it is native to North Eastern America. But you can see daisies growing almost anywhere. Daisies are most often regarded as a weed, generally because it is easily naturalized. You will find daisies growing just about anywhere, they are incredibly abundant in the UK, wherever there is grass you are most likely to see a daisy.
In case you have never seen a daisy they are rather small but very easy spot due to its vibrant white petals and bright yellow center. They are deficient maintenance, only requiring 1 hour of care a year it usually self-seeds but if you wish to prevent that you should deadhead the daisy. It will tolerate almost any conditions such as chalk, sand, and clay. Daisy flowers are robust perennials that come in various colors, sizes, and types.
These cheerful flowers have an extended bloom time, so they add beauty to the landscape from early summer through the first frost of Autumn. The most common type of daisy is Shasta, and the pure white and gold flower is loved by gardeners because it is so easy to grow and maintain. It is available in sizes ranging from 12 to 36 inches in height, and Shasta is the only daisy that is not invasive. Painted Daisies that come in various shades of pink are an old-fashioned favorite. This variety is most attractive their first year, so most people plant fresh seeds every year to produce the most beautiful blooms.