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Shasta Daisy 'Banana cream'      

Leucanthemum x superbum

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Belonging to the Leucanthemum genus (Leucanthemum x superbum 'Banana cream'), Banana cream is a variety of Shasta Daisy. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Mellow yellow and   Dark yellow and   Painter yellow. When mature, blooms are roughly 3.0 cm (that's 1.17 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers are of a Single form. Leaves appear approximately as a   British racing green and   Deep jungle green colour.

Light yellow daisy type blooms held on stalks above dark green leaves

This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Normally reaching to a mature height of 2.93 feet (90.0 cm), Banana cream grows with a clump-forming growth habit. This variety tends to bloom in late summer.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Banana cream Shasta Daisy is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Banana cream have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Banana cream

  • Full Sun

  • Low

Dead head to to encourage further flowering

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Banana cream is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Banana cream are Zone 4 and Zone 10. Planting Banana cream in loamy and potting mix soil with a ph of between 6.0 and 8.0 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Banana cream from seed

Can be grown from seed but easier by division of established clumps after flowering

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).

Transplanting Banana cream

Pot on , three or four seedlings to a pot to form a small clump. Pot on as the plant grows and plant our in mid summer. May not flower in the first season from seed

As Banana cream is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Banana cream

Can be used as cut flower, late season colour

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.