Leucanthemum Snow Cap for Sale Online
The Leucanthemum Snow Cap, known by the name Shasta Daisy Snow Cap, is an upright flowering perennial with lovely white flower petals with a warm yellow center. This Leucanthemum is the compact cultivar of the ever-so-popular Shasta Daisy Cream Puff perennial.
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. Because of their compact size, these perennials fit anywhere in your garden and complement many plants with their easy color palette.
|Mature Height:||12 to 15 Inches|
|Mature Width:||12 Inches|
|Flower Color:||White, bright yellow center|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
How to Care for Shasta Daisy Snow Cap Plants
Before you purchase your Shasta Daisy 'Snow Cap', be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant grows happy and healthy for years to come.
What Kind of Soil Do Shasta Daisy 'Snow Cap' Plants Prefer?
Shasta Daisy Snow Cap perennials prefer to be in average, fertile, well-draining soil conditions. This plant is not particular to soil pH but likes 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. Leucanthemum Snow Cap 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 'Snow Cap' Plant?
In the fall, we recommend that you cut back the stems to 2 inches above the ground as soon as you notice the foliage turn yellow. You can also choose to leave the dying stems on the plant to help provide winter protection for your plant. If you choose to use this method, remove those dying stems in early spring to make way for new growth. In the spring, prune them to 6 inches above the soil level. Doing so will prepare your plants for new growth once their growing season comes. You can also prune any dead or dying limbs, flower, 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 Snow Cap Plant?
Leucanthemum Snow Cap 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 successful and healthy 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 them to not grow well in their next growing season.
What is the Best Sunlight for my Leucanthemum Snow Cap?
Snow Cap Leucanthemum 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.