How to grow Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum x superbum

  • Drought tolerant plant – good for xeriscaping.
  • Resistant to deer.
  • A prolific self-seeder. Dead head frequently to avoid self-sowing.
    Clump forming, can be divided after flowering

Growing Shasta Daisy from seed

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.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.06 inches (0.15 cm).

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Shasta Daisy about 49 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Shasta Daisy

Choose a bright spot in the front to the centre of the border

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Shasta Daisy is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Shasta Daisy

Collect seeds on a dry day, pull the centre from the flower, and the seeds are attached to small feathery attachments for wind dispersal

Seed Saving Shasta Daisy

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.

How long does Shasta Daisy take to grow?

These estimates for how long Shasta Daisy takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

Days to Germination How long does it take Shasta Daisy to germinate?
9 days

Average 9 days | Min 5 days | Max 76 days (8)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Shasta Daisy?
+ 36 days

Average 36 days | Min 20 days | Max 68 days (3)

Days to Maturity How long until Shasta Daisy is ready for harvest / bloom?
+ 77 days

Average 77 days | Min 37 days | Max 406 days (13)

Total Growing Days How long does it take to grow Shasta Daisy?
= 122 days

When should I plant Shasta Daisy?

Our when to plant Shasta Daisy estimates are relative to your last frost date.

When to sow The number of days to sow Shasta Daisy before or after your last frost date.
49 days before Last Frost Date

Shasta Daisy Etymology

Leucanthemum means “white flower”, x superbum translates as “superior”.1

Shasta Daisy Folklore & Trivia

Daisy chain is a term describing how daisies may be strung together through the stems to make a crown.2

Other names for Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum × superbum, Chrysanthemum maximum, Chrysanthemum superbum, Chrysanthemum x superbum

Misspellings: Leucanthemum frutescens



2 How to make a daisy chain

3 Shasta Daisy

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