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LEUCANTHEMUM - superbum 'Snow Cap' / Shasta Daisy

    LEUCANTHEMUM - superbum 'Snow Cap' / Shasta Daisy


    Leucanthemum superbum 'Snow Cap' is a beautiful, vibrant perennial that is known for its bright white daisy-like flowers with yellow centers and glossy green foliage. This variety of Shasta Daisy blooms prolifically from late spring to early summer, adding brightness and cheer to any garden space. 

    Plant Characteristics

    • Height: 60-90cm
    • Spread: 45-60 cm
    • Flower color: White ray petals with yellow centers
    • Flowering period: Late spring to early summer
    • Foliage : Glossy green leaves
    • Sunlight requirements : Full sun or partial shade
    • Soil requirements : Well-draining , fertile soil
    • Hardiness : Zones 3 - 1



    Leucanthemum superbum 'Snow Cap' is an excellent choice for adding brightness and texture to any garden space . Here are some ideas on how you can use this plant in your garden :

    • Borders & edging : The bushy growth habit of this variety of Shasta Daisy makes it ideal for creating borders and edging in your landscape. 

    • Mass planting & ground covers : Planting in large groups or drifts can create an eye catching swath of bright white blooms that will bring joy to your garden all season long. When planted together with other tall varieties , it also works perfectly as a ground cover. 

    • Garden containers : The compact size of ' Snow Cap' makes it perfect for container gardens and can add beauty to balconies, patios or porches. 

    • Cutting gardens : This plant is an excellent choice for cutting gardens due to its cheerful blooms which make beautiful bouquets when cut fresh from the garden. 

    Companion Plants Here are three companion plants that look good with Leucanthemum superbum ' Snow Cap':

    1. Rudbeckia ( Rudbeckia fulgida ) : Rudbeckia has golden yellow petals surrounding black disk florets which bloom from midsummer until late fall . It prefers similar growing conditions as shasta daisies making it an ideal companion. The contrasting colors between rudbeckia's bold golden hues and 'Snow Cap’s bright whites give great visual interest in your garden !

    2. Veronica ( Veronica spicata ) : Veronica has upright stems carrying spikes of bright lavender flowers which bloom profusely from mid spring onto midsummer. Similar in its soil needs to shasta daisies , veronica complements the snowy white blooms of ‘ Snow Cap ’ nicely while providing a nice vertical presence in the bed or border. 

    3. Butterflyweed ( Asclepias tuberosa ) : Butterflyweed has vibrant orange clusters of flowers which bloom heavily during late spring into midsummer . It requires similar growing conditions as shasta daisies , making it another great companion plant . When planted alongside shasta daisies , the warm orange hues bring out the stark whiteness of 'Snow Cap’s blooms beautifully! 

    In summary , Leucanthemum superbum 'Snow Cap' is an excellent choice for bringing brightness and a boost of cheery color into any garden space throughout late spring until early summer . When planted along complementary companion plants such as Rudbeckia, Veronica, and Butterflyweed, it will truly shine!