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PlantFiles: Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Summer Snowball'

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

Synonym:Chrysanthemum x superbum
Synonym:Chrysanthemum maximum

4 members have or want this plant for trade.


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

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USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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

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Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lvt On Jul 5, 2011, lvt from Richmond
Canada wrote:

I had a great potted snowball daisy last summer. I bought it from a garden shop and transplanted it in a bigger container. It bloomed generously. However, this year, I only have 3 stalks of the plant but still there seem to be several buds on them. It has not fully bloomed as yet. It might have been the cold winter and the cold spring that caused this. I hope it grows back next summer.

Negative eagerwatchdog On Mar 15, 2008, eagerwatchdog from Berwyn, IL wrote:

I live in zone 5. I ordered this snowball shasta daisy and I received a healthy plant. It flowered endlessly, even during fall, then wilted and died. It was in a sunny location with good drainage. I just don't have luck with daisies, I guess.
Flowers need staking. This is not a compact daisy.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 12, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

The real name for this daisy is known, and 'Summer Snowball' is not it's original identity. This variety is an extra long bloomer starting in early July and extends to November with large, fully double white flowers with a good scent .


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

Kirksville, Missouri
Garrettsville, Ohio
Baden, Pennsylvania
Morrisville, Pennsylvania

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