Leucanthemum Cream Puff for Sale Online
The Leucanthemum Cream Puff, known by the name Shasta Daisy Cream Puff, is an upright flowering perennial with lovely white flower petals with a warm yellow center. Their cheerful flowers begin to appear in early summer and continue to bloom for several months into the fall. One way to encourage maximum flower production is to consistently deadhead your flowers. Once you see them dying off, deadhead them and make room for beautiful new blossoms to grow. These perennials mix perfectly with so many other garden perennials; they are a must-have in any garden!
|Mature Height:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Mature Width:||1 to 2 Feet|
|Flower Color:||White, bright yellow center|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
How to Care for Shasta Daisy Cream Puff Plants
Before you purchase your Shasta Daisy 'Cream Puff', be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant grows happy and healthy for years to come.
What is the Best Sunlight for my Leucanthemum Cream Puff?
Shasta Daisy Cream Puff perennials thrive best in full sunlight. We recommend giving your plant at least 6 hours of sun each day, preferably more. If there is a location in your garden or landscape that receives many hours of direct sunlight each day, this is the perfect location to plant your Shasta Daisy plants.
What Kind of Soil Do Shasta Daisy 'Cream Puff' Plants Prefer?
Shasta Daisy Cream Puff perennials prefer to be in average, fertile, well-draining soil conditions. This plant is not particular to soil pH but prefers to be either in acidic or neutral soil. In the winter, the soil conditions must be well-draining. One way to improve drainage throughout the entire year is if you plant your perennials in raised beds. Shasta Daisy Cream Puff plants are prone to root rot disease, and the best way to avoid that is ensuring the soil is well-draining.
When Should I Prune My Shasta Daisy 'Cream Puff' Plant?
In the fall, gardeners cut back the stems to 2 inches above the ground after the foliage turns yellow. You can also choose to leave those dying stems on the plant to help provide winter protection for your plant. If you choose to do so, remove those dead stems in early spring to make way for new growth. In the spring, before you divide your plants, prune them to 6 inches above the ground. Doing so will prepare your plant for new growth once its growing season comes. You can also prune any dead or dying limbs, flowers, etc., off your plant at any time. It is essential to use clean and sharp pruning shears when you are handling healthy plants.
How Often Should I Fertilize My Leucanthemum Cream Puff Plant?
Leucanthemum Cream Puff perennials are moderate feeders. We recommend applying fertilizer in the spring- so your plant has time to soak up the nutrients it needs for a healthy and successful growing season. You can use any liquid fertilizer at a rate of 50-100 ppm nitrate or a controlled-release fertilizer at a rate similar to 1-1.5 pounds of nitrogen per yard of growing medium. Do not fertilize this perennial in the winter; doing so could overfertilize them and cause their next growing season to not do so well.