Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Broadway Lights'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Leucanthemum (lew-KANTH-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: x superbum (soo-PER-bum) (Info)
Cultivar: Broadway Lights
Additional cultivar information:(PP19242, aka Leumayel)
Hybridized by Mehring-lemper
Registered or introduced: 2006

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Monterey, California

San Jose, California

Denver, Colorado

Hailey, Idaho

Crystal Lake, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Howell, Michigan

Pinconning, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Greenfield, New Hampshire

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Reading, Pennsylvania

Warwick, Rhode Island

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Burbank, Washington

East Port Orchard, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 6, 2010, Evie21 from Hull
United Kingdom wrote:

I have recently purchased two of these plants,and so far I love them,the flower colours are stunning,starting yellow,then fading to cream and finally white,important to me is the fact that they attract Bees,which they do,and they also attract Hoverflies.So far this plant for me gets a positive result.

Positive

On Jul 10, 2009, mrhank from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Broadway Lights is the Trademarked name, not the cultivar.

The cultivar is 'Leumayel'

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Leumayel'

Neutral

On Mar 6, 2009, nonigardens from Provo, UT wrote:

'Broadway Lights' has performed beautifully in our gardens. The only draw back is it's awful fragrance. On performance, I would give it a "Positive +", but because of the smell, I have to negate that just a touch.
Noni Gardens

Neutral

On Oct 16, 2007, Mike_in_MI from Howell, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Like how the flowers start out yellow and mature to white. If it returns I will update my rating to +. Not had much luck with Shastas returning in the past