Shasta Daisy 'Snowcap'

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: Snowcap
Additional cultivar information:(aka Snow Cap)
Synonym:Chrysanthemum x superbum
Synonym:Chrysanthemum maximum



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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

Earlham, Iowa

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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) 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


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.


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.