If sowing directly outdoors, wait until the last frost has passed. Sow directly on top of the soil and press slightly down, or scatter a small amount of soil on top of the seed.
Can also be propagated by dividing the root ball – do this every 3-4 years to prevent it from becoming invasive.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Shasta Daisy about 49 days before your last frost date .
Choose a bright spot in the front to the centre of the borderEnsure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Shasta Daisy is a hardy plant.
Collect seeds on a dry day, pull the centre from the flower, and the seeds are attached to small feathery attachments for wind dispersal
Dry collected seed on a warm windowsill out of draughts. When dry store in a pater envelope in a cool dry place
Seed viability is three years.
These estimates for how long Shasta Daisy takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 9 days | Min 5 days | Max 76 days (8)
Average 36 days | Min 20 days | Max 68 days (3)
Average 77 days | Min 37 days | Max 406 days (13)
Our when to plant Shasta Daisy estimates are relative to your last frost date.
Leucanthemum means “white flower”, x superbum translates as “superior”.1
Daisy chain is a term describing how daisies may be strung together through the stems to make a crown.2
Leucanthemum × superbum, Chrysanthemum maximum, Chrysanthemum superbum, Chrysanthemum x superbum
Misspellings: Leucanthemum frutescens