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Leucanthemum x superbum 'Crazy Daisy'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Leucanthemum (lew-KANTH-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: x superbum (soo-PER-bum) (Info)
Cultivar: Crazy Daisy

Synonym:Chrysanthemum x superbum
Synonym:Chrysanthemum maximum

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28 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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5 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive gsiner On Jul 22, 2012, gsiner from Sullivan, IN wrote:

Love this plant, but I have one question I hope someone can answer. Do you just deadhead and leave the stem or cut the stem out? Can anyone help me out!

Positive mikesmets On Jul 23, 2008, mikesmets from Waterbury, CT wrote:

A fun plant that gets some attention. Very undemanding and easy to grow.

Neutral winging On Aug 6, 2006, winging from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I love the fringey look, but mine (planted in full sun) don't seem to re-bloom even with deadheading.

Positive nippybarb On Jul 22, 2006, nippybarb from Wellsburg, WV wrote:

I love this plant. Very hardy BUT now I find the petal are being eaten by something that I cannot see or detect.
I have checked on them in the evening and morning and I find no bugs or worms...(any ideas?)
I brought this plant from N.C. and planted it as soon as I got home (W.Va.) it seems to be growing and spreading well even with the problem.

Positive Gabrielle On Jan 16, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I love this daisy; it is so full of petals, you can't help but take a second (and third) look. The stems are strong enough that it doesn't flop like some are prone to do. My seed packet says hardy in zones 4-11. Light aids germination of seeds.

Neutral smiln32 On Nov 24, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is easily grown in average, well-drained soils in full sun. Although it isn't picky about soil conditions, good drainage is essential.

Propagation: Seed is usually sown in midsummer to early fall for flowering the following June and July. Four to six weeks after germination, seedlings are ready to be transplanted. Cuttings can be taken in summer. Divisions may be done in the spring.

Positive Magazinewriter On Apr 21, 2004, Magazinewriter from Bloomfield Hills, MI wrote:

I planted five Crazy Daisy clumps last spring; they bloomed all summer with dead-heading and they all came back this spring.
No critters ate them; they did not get eaten by insects; they did not require staking.
What more can a person expect from a plant?


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

Auburn, Alabama
Seward, Alaska
Menifee, California
Sonoma, California
Loveland, Colorado
Waterbury, Connecticut
Eagle, Idaho
Evansville, Indiana
Sullivan, Indiana
Olathe, Kansas
Barbourville, Kentucky
Monroe, Louisiana
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Peabody, Massachusetts
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Macomb, Michigan
Madison Heights, Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Mclean, Nebraska
Manchester, New Hampshire
Plainfield, New Jersey
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Elba, New York
Fishkill, New York
Mechanicville, New York
Cary, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Page, North Dakota
Cincinnati, Ohio (2 reports)
Columbus, Ohio
Dayton, Ohio
Madison, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (2 reports)
Baker City, Oregon
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Reading, Pennsylvania
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
North Augusta, South Carolina
Winnsboro, South Carolina
Conroe, Texas
Garland, Texas
Houston, Texas
Jacksonville, Texas
Tomball, Texas
Kalama, Washington

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