Leucanthemum are commonly known as Shasta Daisies, and are extensively used in mixed borders and as cut flowers. Plants need to be planted in a full sun position and are heat tolerant. Once established and mulched they require little extra watering in most soils.
Leucanthemum daisies are recommended for their long blooming and ease of growing as long as a few basics are followed. As a swathe across the garden or grown in containers to move around as desired one will do well with the good old Shasta daisy. Flowers last well picked for table floral decorations. Plants attract butterflies to your garden. Except in really cold areas they are perennial.
Care points are few. It is important to be sure that plants are grown in well draining mix whether in the garden or pot. They do not like wet feet. Mulching around the plant but not right up to the crown conserves moisture and encourages the plant to keep flowering. Remove spent flowers weekly to encourage many more blooms over a longer period. Leucanthemums do not like to be overfed but need light applications of fertiliser from time to time. In well prepared media in garden or pot with compost incorporated little extra fertilizer will be needed.
The Leucanthemum family are native to the Pyrenees between Spain and France.
Little Angel come to us from a breeding programme using the gene pool of Leucanthemum X superbum. Leucanthemum 'Daisy May' also has as its ancestral line in Leucanthemum superbum. 'Daisy May' was selected by the breeder for its floriferous habits, its ease of growing and its tidy habit in the garden.