SHASTA DAISY SEEDS
Leucanthemum x superbum
Shasta Daisies are easy to grow and long-blooming, first year flowering perennials. Flowers attract butterflies and are excellent for cutting.
ALASKA Shasta Daisy
This easy to grow 3-4′ tall perennial features armloads of extra large, 6″ daisies in late spring and summer. Will bloom the first year from seed. Winter hardy to zone 3. Alaska Shasta Daisy grows beautifully with Giant Yellow Herold foxglove.
SNOW LADY Shasta Daisy
Early blooming, 12-15″ tall perennial produces scads of 2.5″ snow white flowers with gold eyes, from late spring until frost. Great at front of borders or in pots. Snow Lady is the best performing, longest blooming, dwarf Shasta Daisy available from seed. An All-America Selections Winner. Winter hardy to zone 5.
SILVER PRINCESS Shasta Daisy
Dwarf, compact plants produce masses of large, single white blooms form June to August. Grows 12-15″ tall. Blooms the first year, when started early. Winter hardy to zone 5.
CRAZY DAISY Shasta Daisy
Exceptional 2-3″ white, frilly double summer flowers on easy-to-grow 24-30″ tall plants.
How to Plant Shasta Daisy Seeds
Sow in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 70° F., germination averages 14-21 days. Can direct sow (barely cover) in fall or spring, in groups of 3-4 seeds spaced 12-24″ apart. Thin to the strongest plant.
The Shasta Daisy was introduced in 1901 by Santa Rosa, Ca. plantsman Luther Burbank. It is a quadruple hybrid of the Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), the English Field Daisy (L. maximum), the Portuguese Field Daisy (L. lacustre), and the Japanese Field Daisy (Nipponanthemum nipponicum).