Leucanthemum ‘Starburst’ – ( Shasta Daisy)
A lovely showy, strong-stemmed, bushy Shasta daisy which performs well in the garden and rewards all who care for and love them, with beautiful large snow white daisies with a yellow centre.
This is a compact stable bushy variety, with dark green foliage and bearing in summer beautiful large (approx 15 cm) pure white glistening flowers.
It is a very good cut flower. It should be divided quite frequently ..maybe every 3rd year to maintain its vigour.
It is a variety that will be remarked on by many visitors to your garden and is recommended for those of us who love marguerites.
Sow indoors in spring and autumn. Sow onto moist well-drained seed compost. Just cover seed with soil or vermiculite, light is needed for germination. Ideal temp. 13-16°C. Germination takes 21-28 days. If germination does not occur cold stratify. Move to 4°C for 2-4 weeks then return to warmth. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots. Acclimatise and plant out once danger of frost has passed with 45cm spacing.
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