Leucanthemum Real Dream


1 gallon

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Good soil drainage is essential. Wet soils in winter can be fatal. Tolerates some light shade, particularly in hot summer climates or when plants are being grown in dryish soils. Remove spent flower heads to promote additional bloom. Divide clumps as needed (every 2-3 years) to maintain vigor. Plants are somewhat short-lived. Consider cutting stems back to basal leaves after flowering to preserve plant energies and perhaps prolong plant life. Leucanthemum × superbum, commonly called Shasta daisy, is a hybrid developed by Luther Burbank (1849-1926) in the 1890s near snow covered Mt. Shasta in northern California. Burbank crossed L. vulgare (European oxeye daisy), L. maximum (Pyrenees chrysanthemum), L. lacustre (Portuguese field daisy) and Nipponanthemum nipponicum (Japanese field daisy) to produce Leucanthemum × superbum which was given the common name of Shasta daisy. This hybrid typically grows to 2-3′ tall with a spread to 18″ wide.

‘Real Dream’ is a vigorous, clump-forming selection of Shasta daisy in the Realflor® series developed by PlantHaven International. It features light yellow ray petals that fade to creamy white surrounding a large, golden central disk. The blooms (up to 3″ in diameter) are held on sturdy, upright flowering stalks above compact clumps of coarsely dissected, deep green foliage and emerge all summer long. Attractive to butterflies and other insect pollinators. Individual plants will reach up to 1.5′ tall and 1.25′ wide.  Zone 5-9.

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