Leucanthemum * superbum ‘Polaris’ -(Shasta Daisy)

$3.00

Description

This is the tallest selection available and was originally developed for the cut flower market. It has  large single 17cm flowers which  have white petals surrounding a yellow centre on stems of 120 cm. It is excellent for cutting. The plant likes a sunny position with free draining soil.

 Pinch out growing tips and first set of leaves in November to create a bushier plant. Water well until established. Requires little attention. Plants should be divided  in the spring every 2 to 3 years to maintain vigour

Deadhead or cut flowers to extend flowering. Cut plant to ground level after first frosts.

Sowing advice

Sow indoors. Sow onto moist well-drained seed raising mix. Just cover seed with soil or vermiculite, light is needed for germination. Ideal temp. 13-16°C. Germination takes 21-28 days. If germination does not occur cold stratify. Move to 4°C for 2-4 weeks then return to warmth. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots. Acclimatise and plant out once danger of frost has passed with 45cm spacing.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Marguerite, Shasta Daisy

Family

Asteraceae, Compositae

Maximum Height

90-120 cm

Number of seeds in packet

20