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Shasta Daisy 'Silver Princess'

Leucanthemum x superbum

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Leucanthemum (lew-KANTH-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: x superbum (soo-PER-bum) (Info)
Cultivar: Silver Princess
Synonym:Chrysanthemum x superbum
Synonym:Chrysanthemum maximum
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Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall




This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


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

Enterprise, Alabama

Glen Avon, California

Denver, Colorado (2 reports)

Carrollton, Georgia

Albertville, Minnesota

Plattsmouth, Nebraska

Columbus, Ohio

Bend, Oregon

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Vandergrift, Pennsylvania

Wheeling, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 5, 2007, Ralleia from Plattsmouth, NE wrote:

Lovely compact plant only reaching 12-18" tall. Mine are planted in full sun and I use drip irrigation. Great for the front of the border--in summer the plants are absolutely covered with blooms.


On Apr 14, 2007, Igrowinpa from Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I started Silver Princess from seed because I was looking for a shorter variety of Shasta Daisy. I have been very pleased with it and plan on always having it as a part of my perennial beds.


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

This is a perfect sized daisy. It has short, sturdy stems, and big flowers. It is the only daisy I have that will continuously bloom when deadheaded. Light aids germination of seeds.


On Nov 9, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is compact and only reaches a height of 12" or so. It cannot tolerate wet conditions in winter. When dead-headed, it will bloom from June to September. Great container plant, too.


On May 22, 2004, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

The Shasta Daisy "Silver Princess" I have grown from seed. My plants do not like any direct sunlight and will wilt with more then 2 hours of sun. I plant them under trees and shaded areas where they are most happy. The foliage is gorgeous before flowering. Each plant looks like a minature bush before flowering.