Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionWhat can you expect from Amazing Daisies® 'Banana Cream II' Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum)? Even more flowers, brighter colors, and a more appealing habit! This shasta daisy puts a twist on the garden classic, blooming with creamy yellow petals that always seem to look cheerful. If you deadhead the spent blooms, it will reward you with flowers for months on end, all of which are perfect for cut arrangements.
Other than simply deadheading, this Proven Winners perennial is incredibly low maintenance. The dark green foliage naturally forms a tidy habit that can be enjoyed from spring to fall. Plant it in your garden bed or container to bring your garden (and pollinators) some extra cheer.DetailsBotanical name: Leucanthemum superbum ‘Banana Cream II’ Patent #: USPP 33,851 Common name: Shasta daisy Zone: 5-9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours/day) Height x width: 20-24″ x 20-22″ Flower color: Yellow Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer Bloom time: Early to late summer Features: Heat tolerant, proven winner Uses: Accent, alpine and rock, borders, container gardening, ground cover, mass planting How To GrowSoil: Average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Good soil drainage is essential. Wet soils in winter can be fatal. Light: Does well in full sun. Tolerates some light shade, particularly in hot summer climates or when plants are being grown in dry soils. Water: Dry to medium — Water regularly until established Spacing: 18 – 24 inches Fertilizing: Spring application of a timed release, or organic fertilizer Winterizing: No special care needed. May leave spent blooms on plants over winter for reseeding, and providing interest to birds in the winter garden. Clean up spent foliage in early spring as plants emerge. Maintenance & pruning: Remove spent flower heads, and trim back stems to about 12″ after flowering to encourage rebloom and neaten appearance if desired
Questions Answered Series: Shasta Daisy
These superstar perennials feature long-lasting blooms, attract pollinators, and look amazing in cut-flower arrangements. Here, we’ll answer all your frequently asked questions about growing and caring for Shasta daisies!