Leucanthemum x superbum
white with yellow center
2 to 4 ft.
2 to 4 ft.
genus is originally from Europe and Asia
USDA zones 5-9
hardy to 9,000 ft.
Shasta daisy is a vigorous perennial flower that blooms in mid-summer. The daisy flowers have white petals with a yellow center. The leaves are dark green and glossy, making it an attractive plant even when it's not in flower.
There are many cultivars available that differ in size, flower characteristics and ability to rebloom. Check with your local nursery to see what cultivars are available for sale.
Shasta daisies have performed well at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden in the moderate water zones. It's well adapted to the climate, but requires regular water to flower reliably.
It flowers at a time of year when many perennial flowers have finished blooming, making it a good plant to ensure a landscape has color throughout the growing season. They have good deer resistance, too.
After the plant is done flowering, cut the flower stalks back to an attractive set of leaves. This will keep it more tidy-looking.
Cut back old stems and leaves to ground level in late winter.