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Amazing Daisies® 'Banana Cream' Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum superbum

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Amazing Daisies® 'Banana Cream' Shasta Daisy

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The Amazing Daisies® 'Banana Cream' Shasta Daisy, scientifically known as Leucanthemum superbum, is a captivating perennial that brings a burst of sunshine to any garden with its large, lemon-yellow flowers that mature to a creamy white. This variety has been celebrated for its exceptional bloom size, typically ranging from 4 to 5 inches in diameter, and its extended flowering period throughout the summer. It's a vigorous grower, showcasing dark green foliage that is notably disease-resistant, making it not only a beautiful addition to gardens but also a hardy one.

Standing at a medium height of 15 to 18 inches with a spread of 18 to 24 inches, it fits perfectly in a variety of garden settings, from borders to containers. The Amazing Daisies® 'Banana Cream' is a top seller, beloved for its long blooming season and its ability to attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity of garden spaces.

Cultivation of this plant is straightforward, requiring full sun exposure to thrive—preferring at least 6 hours of sunlight a day—and well-drained, average to fertile soil conditions. It's adaptable to a range of soil pH levels, from acidic to neutral, ensuring versatility in different garden environments. With its easy maintenance and moderate water needs, it's suitable for gardeners of all levels. Designed to perform best in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9, it's a resilient choice for many climates, capable of withstanding winter temperatures and returning year after year.

Plant Attributes

The Amazing Daisies® 'Banana Cream' Shasta Daisy, scientifically known as Leucanthemum superbum, is a standout perennial that brings a splash of sunshine to any garden. With its huge 4-5 inch, lemon-yellow flowers that mature to a creamy white, this variety is a luminous addition that brightens garden spaces throughout its long blooming season. The transition of flower color from a vivid yellow to a soft creamy hue adds a dynamic visual interest as the season progresses. This particular Shasta Daisy is a top seller, celebrated for its robust growth, disease-resistant dark green foliage, and its exceptional ability to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, enriching the biodiversity of the garden.

Growing to a moderate height of 15 to 18 inches with a spread of 18 to 24 inches, the Amazing Daisies® 'Banana Cream' is perfectly suited for a variety of garden settings. Whether used in borders, containers, as cut flowers, or in mass plantings, this plant's upright habit and vibrant blooms make it a versatile choice for gardeners looking to add long-lasting color and texture to their outdoor spaces. Its foliage, a deep green, provides a beautiful contrast to the bright blooms and serves as a lush backdrop for other plants in the landscape.

Landscape Use

The Amazing Daisies® 'Banana Cream' Shasta Daisy, with its vibrant and large lemon-yellow flowers that mature to creamy white, offers a variety of landscaping uses due to its attractive features and easy-care nature. Here are some ideal landscaping uses for this perennial:

  • Border Planting: Its moderate size and upright habit make it perfect for border plantings, providing a bright, cheerful edge to garden beds and walkways.
  • Container Gardening: Suitable for pots and containers, this plant can add a splash of color to patios, balconies, and other outdoor living spaces. Its ability to thrive in containers also makes it a versatile choice for gardeners with limited ground space.
  • Cut Flower Gardens: The large, showy flowers are ideal for cutting and creating indoor flower arrangements, bringing the beauty of the garden inside your home.
  • Landscape Accent: Used as a focal point in garden designs, it can draw attention to specific areas with its bright blooms and lush foliage.
  • Mass Planting: Planting in groups or masses enhances its visual impact, creating a sea of yellow and white that can serve as a stunning groundcover or backdrop.
  • Pollinator Gardens: Attracts bees and butterflies, making it an excellent choice for pollinator-friendly gardens. Its blooms provide a valuable source of nectar for these beneficial insects.
  • Mixed Perennial Beds: Combines well with other perennials and annuals, allowing for a diverse and vibrant garden design. Its sun-loving nature makes it a great companion for plants with similar light and soil requirements.
  • Erosion Control: The root system can help stabilize soil in sloped areas of the garden, reducing erosion while adding beauty.

These uses highlight the versatility and appeal of the Amazing Daisies® 'Banana Cream' Shasta Daisy in a variety of garden settings, from formal to casual and everything in between.

Planting & Care

The Amazing Daisies® 'Banana Cream' Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum) is a standout perennial for its large, lemon-yellow flowers that brighten to creamy white. Here's a guide on how to plant and care for this delightful plant:

Planting Instructions:

  • Timing: Plant in spring or early fall to allow time for establishment before extreme weather conditions.
  • Location: Choose a site with full sun to ensure the best blooms. A minimum of 6 hours of sunlight is ideal.
  • Soil: Prefers well-drained soil. If you have heavy clay or sandy soil, amend it with compost to improve fertility and drainage.
  • Spacing: Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart to allow for mature growth and air circulation.
  • Planting Depth: Set the plant so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Covering the crown with too much soil can lead to rot.

Care Guide:

  • Watering: Water regularly to keep the soil moist, especially during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, the plant has average water needs and can tolerate some drought.
  • Fertilizing: Apply a general-purpose fertilizer in the spring. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can promote foliage at the expense of flowers.
  • Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and keep root temperatures stable.
  • Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers to encourage more blooms. In late fall, after flowering has finished, you can cut the plant back to the ground to keep the area tidy and help prevent disease.
  • Pest and Disease Management: This variety is disease resistant but monitor for common pests and diseases. Treat any infestations or infections early to prevent spread.
  • Winter Care: Although hardy in zones 5-9, applying a protective layer of mulch in late fall can help insulate the roots against extreme cold.
  • Division: Every few years, divide clumps in early spring or fall to rejuvenate growth and propagate new plants.

By following these planting and care instructions, your Amazing Daisies® 'Banana Cream' Shasta Daisy will thrive, bringing long-lasting beauty and vibrancy to your garden throughout the blooming season.

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Plant Features

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Watering Needs: Average water; ensure good drainage for overwintering and optimal growth.
  • Botanical Pronunciation: loo-KAN-them-um soo-PER-bum
  • Deciduous/evergreen: Herbaceous
  • Growth rate: Moderate
  • Average landscape size: Grows 15-18 inches tall and 18-24 inches wide.
  • Special features:
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Long blooming
  • Disease resistant
  • Ideal for pots or garden planting
  • Thrives in full sun
  • Foliage color: Green
  • Blooms: Early to late summer
  • Flower color: Lemon yellow brightening to creamy white
  • Flower attributes: Large, showy flowers up to 4-5 inches in diameter
  • Garden style: Cottage, Pollinator Garden, Contemporary
  • Design Ideas: Excellent as a vibrant border plant, in mass plantings for a dramatic effect, or in containers. Its large, bright flowers make it a standout in any garden setting. Can be used as a cut flower for indoor arrangements. Perfect for creating a pollinator-friendly garden, attracting bees and butterflies.
  • Companion Plants: Complements other perennials and annuals that thrive in full sun and well-drained soil, such as Echinacea, Salvia, and Lavender for a lively, colorful garden display.


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