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Paladin Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Paladin'

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Paladin Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum 'Paladin') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Paladin' flowers

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Paladin' flowers

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Plant Height:  15 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

A robust perennial which blooms over a long period with bright, white flower heads borne singly on long stems for contrast with the dark green foliage; its ruffled blooms have multiple layers of petals; an upright, compact type

Ornamental Features

Paladin Shasta Daisy has masses of beautiful white daisy flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its serrated narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Paladin Shasta Daisy is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Paladin Shasta Daisy is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Paladin Shasta Daisy will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Paladin Shasta Daisy is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features