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Leucanthemum x superbum 'Brightside'

Shasta daisy

Well we've finally taken the plunge into growing the Shasta daisy but only because they're not called Chrysanthemums any more. 

Still, if we're going to bend the style rules a bit then this seed selection is a great plant to start with. 

Introduced in 2005 'Brightside' is an improvement over the award-winning 'Becky'. It has has a more compact habit, stronger flower stems and healthy disease resistant foliage. The large pure white flowers form a solid dome from early through late summer. 

Easily grown in full sun however good soil drainage is essential. Wet soils in winter can be fatal so incorporating grit into the planting hole is a good idea. 

Deadheading will certainly promote new blooms and division every two to three years will promote vigour. Removing spent flower stems down to the basal growth can prolong the lifespan too. 

A garden worthy addition of this popular hybrid.

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asteraceae

Hardy perennial

H5

70cm 

40cm 

Mid green 

White 

Well-drained 

Full sun

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