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Leucanthemum × superbum 'Aglaia' (d)

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

old H4 (hardy)

Colour

Flower

White and Yellow in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

Shasta daisy 'Aglaia'

Family

Asteraceae


Leucanthemum are robust herbaceous perennials with narrowly oblong leaves and daisy-like flower-heads with white rays

'Aglaia' is a perennial forming a clump to 60cm in height, with narrow, dark glossy green leaves and semi-double white flowers 10-12cm in width, with a trace of yellow in the centre

Synonym(s)

  • Chrysanthemum maximum 'Aglaia'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade; plants may need support

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Clay, Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by division in early spring or late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers or Wildflower meadow


How to care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly then cut stems down to the ground in winter

Pests

Can get aphids and leaf and bud eelworms

Diseases

Generally disease free