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PlantFiles: Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Snowcap'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Leucanthemum (lew-KANTH-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: x superbum (soo-PER-bum) (Info)
Cultivar: Snowcap
Additional cultivar information: (aka Snow Cap)

Synonym:Chrysanthemum x superbum
Synonym:Chrysanthemum maximum

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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

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4 positives
4 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I've had quite a few daisies through the years, and this has been, by far, the most reliable. Blooms June - July in my garden.

Positive ms_greenjeans On Nov 22, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

If you like daisies, this is a nice one. Sturdy plant, lots and lots of flowers. If deadheaded, they will rebloom to an extent.

Neutral leelynne On May 6, 2009, leelynne from Dover, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I bought 3 of these this spring and planted them. They're already blooming but, I was a little surprised that 2 of the 3 are not the white that they were supposed to be but a light lavendar color. Even with the lavendar color I still like them, just a little dissappointed that they arn't all white.

Positive northgrass On Jul 21, 2008, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

In my zone 5a, this plant is doing well and blooms a long time.
It is my favorite mum, keeping to a neat 14" high clump without pinching. Survived the winter without problems.
As with all my mums, the blooms extent for at least one month or more but once they stop blossoming, none of them have repeated blooms even if said to bloom from June to September. I always trim back after their peak.

Neutral BlackDogKurt On Sep 18, 2007, BlackDogKurt from Seymour, CT wrote:

Looks great when it blooms for a few days in early summer, but the blooms last a very short time and then the plant looks ragged the rest of the summer. I get very few, if any, repeat blooms even with deadheading. Not that impressive overall.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Dwarf Short - 14"- Plant 10" apart. zone 5-8 Compact dwarf selection with long lasting single white daisies. Gives the lush appearance of a cushion mum. Flowers late spring to mid-summer.

Also known as Leucanthemum superbum -

Flower Color: White

Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade

Accent Color: White

Soil Condition: Normal, Clay

Plant Height: Short

Zones: z5,z6,z7,z8

Neutral lovedirtynails On Jun 15, 2006, lovedirtynails from Portland, OR wrote:

I 'm rating this plant neutral until I determine whether or not it will return this year. I loved it last year - a prolific bloomer, but I see no sign of it as of June.

Positive pstruchy On Jul 11, 2004, pstruchy from Fargo, ND (Zone 3b) wrote:

I planted Snowcap Shasta Daisy one year ago in full sun, zone 3b, clay soil. The only winter protection I used was snow cover. The plant is now a nice 18inch mound that is full of 3inch blooms and lots of buds.

July 14, 2004
I just discovered today that the neighborhood bunny rabbits like the taste of the flowers. Some of the flowers on the outside edge of the plant have been nibbled on.


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

Menifee, California
Old Lyme, Connecticut
Seymour, Connecticut
Washington, District Of Columbia
Gainesville, Georgia
Danville, Illinois
Palatine, Illinois
Spring Grove, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Blissfield, Michigan
Lake Orion, Michigan
Owosso, Michigan
Hopkins, Minnesota
Depew, New York
Port Washington, New York
Burlington, North Carolina
Fargo, North Dakota
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbia Station, Ohio
Bend, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Dover, Pennsylvania
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Mc Kinney, Texas
Orange, Texas
Kaysville, Utah
Arlington, Washington

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