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Thursday, 14 January 2016


Leucanthemum × superbum (or Shasta daisy) is a commonly grown flowering herbaceous perennial plant with the classic daisy appearance of white petals (ray florets) around a yellow disc, similar to the oxeye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. but larger.

Shasta daisies are characterised by a distinct odour which some find unpleasant. It originated as a hybrid produced in 1890 by the American horticulturist Luther Burbank from a number of daisies. First, he crossed Leucanthemum vulgare with Leucanthemum maximum (Ramond) DC.; this double hybrid was itself crossed with Leucanthemum lacustre (Brot.) Samp. The resulting Leucanthemum triple hybrid was crossed with Nipponanthemum nipponicum (Franch. ex Maxim.) Kitam., creating an intergeneric cross of species from three continents.

It was named after Mount Shasta, because its petals were the colour of the snow. Some members of the genus are considered noxious weeds, but the Shasta daisy remains a favourite garden plant and ground-cover. Many cultivars are suitable for cut flowers, such as 'Becky', 'Esther Read', 'Silberprinzesschen' (Silver Princess), 'Snow Lady', 'Tinkerbell', 'Wirral Pride', 'Wirral Supreme'. The cultivar 'T.E. Killin' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. The illustrated variety is 'Snowdrift', which we have growing in our garden.

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  1. Very beautiful Nick!
    It's always a pleasure to visit your website and to watch your great work!

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    Gert Jan

  2. The petals are especially beautiful.

  3. magical eye-catcher in the garden. beautifully photographed!
    thank you for sharing.
    have a good weekend

  4. I like this flower! It looks so funny & fresh!
    Greetings and have a nice weekend ... Frauke

  5. Like little dancing suns. Love it.
    Wish you a very happy weekend, Nick.

  6. Ooohhh.. daisies.. such pretty little flowers.. for little girls ;))

  7. Our favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love Shasta Daisies! So easy to grow and so pretty!

  9. Oh I just love this frilly one. I had a similar one but it didn't make it. The tall ones I have are almost too vigorous in my Seattle garden.

  10. Thanks for hosting and brightening my day with delightful daisies. :D

  11. I love daisies....they are so fresh and cheery!

  12. Heisann... have a nice Sunday ;:OD)