Leucantheumum 'leucanthemum

Daisies are classic flowers in our culture and vocabulary. The white petals and yellow center of Shasta daisies inspired the typical daisy image. They have been cultivated in gardens for at least a century.

Leucanthemum vulgare, or Oxeye daisy, moved here from Europe and Asia and has rooted itself along road sides and fields through out the continental U.S. In the early 1900s Luther Burbank hybridized Leucanthemum maximum 'and Leucanthemum lancustre 'to create the classic Leucanthemum x superbum, 'or Shasta daisy (named after Mt. Shasta).

Different varieties bloom at different times of the year. Early varieties generally bloom May through June. Where as mid and late varieties start in June and bloom into July or August. Many kinds can re-bloom in fall.

Over the years hybridizers have developed a varieties that grow to different heights, have different flower configurations, have yellow petals, and have reduced odor (this is a good thing).These flowers are perfect for bouquets, flower crowns, billowing cottage gardens, and perennial boarders and attract many pollinators. They pair wonderfully with Foxglove, Delphinium, Daylilies, Nepeta and ornamental grasses.

Some varieties you can find at Portland Nursery include:

Leucanthemum x superbum

Leucantheumum 'Aglaia'

Leucantheumum 'Aglaia'

A long-blooming semi-double variety with thin, spidery’ petals and yellow button center. It grows 18-24” tall and 24” wide.

Leucantheumum 'alaska'

Leucantheumum 'Alaska'

Classic, single white daisies with a yellow center. Grows 2-3’ tall and 2’ wide. Hardy in zones 4-9

Leucantheumum 'becky'

Leucantheumum 'Becky'

Large single flowers on sturdy stems bloom later than other varieties. Sturdy stems reach 3-4’ tall and generally don’t require staking. Zones 4-9.

Leucantheumum 'Banana Cream'

Stunning 4” semi-double, butter yellow flowers fade to cream. Long lasting cut variety. Densely branched plants reach 15-18” tall and 24” wide.

Leucantheumum 'broadway-lights'

Leucantheumum 'Broadway Lights'

Single light yellow flowers May to July and can re-bloom in fall. Grows 18-24” tall and 20-24” wide. Zones 5-9.

Leucantheumum 'daisymay'

Leucantheumum 'Daisy May'

A newer compact, floriferous variety with single flowers. It grows 20-24” tall and wide.

Leucantheumum 'darling-daisy'

Leucantheumum 'Darling Daisy'

A dwarf variety with loads of 2-3” single white daisies. Grows 6-8” tall and 6-10” wide Zones 8-11.

Leucantheumum 'estherreed'

Leucantheumum 'Esther Reed'

Double white flowers with pale yellow center mid to late bloom season. Grows 18-30”tall 24” wide.

Leucantheumum 'goldfinch'

Leucantheumum 'Goldfinch'

A newer variety with rich yellow semi-double flowers. Darker yellow and longer blooming than other varieties. Grows 12-24” tall and wide.

Leucantheumum 'ice-star'

Leucantheumum 'Ice Star'

A fully double, white Shasta daisy growing 24” tall and 18-24” wide. Zones 4-9

Leucantheumum 'paladin'

Leucantheumum 'Paladin'

Developed by Terra Nova, this variety has huge, multi-layered white flowers without the classic stinky daisy scent! Plants are bred to re-bloom. Grows 16” tall 15” wide. Zones 5-8.

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Leucantheumum 'Real Glory'

A new variety with unique anemone style white flowers that have reflexed white petals in the yellow center. Grows 36” tall 16”wide.

Leucantheumum 'snowcap'

Leucantheumum 'Snowcap'

A dwarf variety with classic single flowers. Grows 10-14” tall and wide. Blooms May through June and repeats in fall. Zones 4-9.

Leucantheumum 'victoriasecret'

Leucantheumum 'Victorian Secret'

A dwarf variety presented by Terra Nova with multiple layers of ruffled white petals. Very heat tolerant and odorless. Grows 14” tall and 20” wide.

Find the Best Perennials for your Garden

We have a wonderful selection of perennials year round, but if you are looking for a specific perennial we will have the best selection when it is in bloom around town. Note: Native plant pages will take you into the Native Plant section.

Perennials

Actaea: Bugbane

Natives

Native Actaea: Bugbane

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Agastache: Hyssop

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Anemone: Windflower

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Aquilegia: Columbine

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Native Aquilegia: Columbine

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Artemisia

Natives

Asarum: Wild Ginger

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Asclepias: Milkweed

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Aster

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Astilbe: False Spirea

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Bellium: Miniature Daisy

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Bergenia: Pigsqueak

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Brunnera: Bugloss

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Canna Lily

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Camassia: Camas

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Chrysanthemum

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Coreopsis: Tickweed

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Corydalis

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Cyclamen

Bulbs

Dahlia

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Delosperma: Ice Plant

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Delphinium: Larkspur

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Dianthus: Carnation

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Dicentra: Bleeding Heart

Natives

Dodecatheon: Shooting Star

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Echinacea: Coneflower

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Epimedium

Natives

Erigeron: Fleabane

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Eriophyllum: Oregon Sunshine

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Erodium: Alpine Geranium

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Eupatorium: Joe-Pye Weed

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Euphorbia: Spurge

Natives

Fragaria: Wild Strawberry

Bulbs

Fritillaria

Perennials

Hardy Fuchsia

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Hardy Geranium

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Geum: Avens

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Helenium: Sneezeweed

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Hellebore

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Hellebore: Gold Collection

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Hellebore: Winter Jewel

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Heuchera: Coral Bells

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Hosta: Plantain Lily

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Iberis: Candytuft

Bulbs

Iris

Natives

Native Iris

Perennials

Kniphofia: Red Hot Poker

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Leptinella

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Leucanthemum: Shasta Daisy

Natives

Lewisia: Bitterroot

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Ligularia

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Monarda: Bee Balm

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Moss

Bulbs

Narcissus: Daffodil

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Paeonia: Peony

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Papaver: Poppy

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Parahebe

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Penstemon: Beard Tongue

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Perovskia: Russian Sage

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Primula: Primrose

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Rudbeckia: Black-eyed Susan

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Salvia

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Santolina: Lavender Cotton

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Sedum

Perennials

Evergreen Sedum

Natives

Native Sedum: Stonecrop

Perennials

Sempervivum: Hen & Chicks

Natives

Sidalcea: Checker Mallow

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Sisyrinchium

Blue-eyed Grass
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Solidago: Goldenrod

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Synthyris: Native Figwort

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Top Shade Perennials

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Top Sun Perennials

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Tricyrtis: Toad Lily

Natives

Trillium: Wake Robin

Bulbs

Tulip

Natives

Vancouveria: Inside-out Flower

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Vinca: Periwinkle

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Viola: Violet

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Native Viola: Violet

Perennials

Zantedeschia: Calla Lily