- Herbaceous perennial
- USDA hardiness zones:
ëBeaute Nivelloise is a vigorous Shasta daisy cultivar that grows on strong stems to 30î tall. Each flower features masses of very narrow frilly white petals that twist and curl around a small yellow center. Flowers bloom from late spring into summer. Coarsely-toothed, lance-shaped, medium green leaves. Leucanthemum was formerly included in the genus Chrysanthemum.
- Full sun
- Dry to medium
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Good drainage is essential. Wet soils in winter can be fatal. Tolerates some light shade, particularly in hot summer climates. Remove spent flower heads to promote additional bloom. A less floriferous late summer to early fall bloom may occur. Divide clumps as needed (every 2-3 years) to maintain vigor. Plants may be somewhat short-lived. Consider cutting stems back to basal leaves after flowering to preserve plant energies and perhaps prolong plant life.
Size and growth:
- 2.0 to 2.5 feet
- 1.5 to 2.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- June - August
- White with yellow center
Showy flowers, Humming birds, White, and Butterflies
Shasta daisies provide long-lasting bloom and are mainstays of the perennial borders and cutting gardens. Containers.
No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to verticillium wilt, leaf spots and stem rots. Aphids, mites and leaf miners are occasional visitors.