Leucanthemum × superbum ' 'Wirral Supreme'
A white splay of narrow petals surrounds a ruff of smaller frills on this many petalled Shasta daisy -as refreshing as cool lemonade
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately-fertile, moist but well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A pretty ruff of long, white, slightly reflexed petals surround a central disc of densely packed, short petals, lemon coloured at the centre. One of the best double-flowered varieties, this tall, sprightly shasta daisy will flower throughout the summer and coolness and freshness to a summer border. It makes an excellent cut flower, too.
- Garden care: Divide congested plants in early spring or late summer. Protect young plants from slugs and snails. Cut down to the ground in autumn.
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Q:Could you please let me know if this plant is suitable for a container.Asked on 3/4/2014 by paddypat from Bridgend.
This Leucanthemum is a tall growing variety, - approx 1.5m so not ideal for in a pot as it could flop and the stems get broken in the wind. I would go for one of the smaller varieties like Leucanthemum vulgare which grows to approx 40cm tall
or Leucanthemum × superbum 'Banana Cream' which grows to approx 45cm
Hope this helpsAnswered on 3/5/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
Q:Advice on replanting Daffodil bulbs
Hello I had to dig up quite a few daffodil bulbs after flowering this year due to building works and wish to re-plant these bulbs now. Most of them have green shoots sprouting from the top - question is do I still plant the bulbs deep thus covering these shoots - think the answer is yes but would like confirmation as I've never done this before. I have to say that all the other tips you have given me have been really useful. Thank you very much for your help. ElaineAsked on 10/6/2009 by Elaine Brownsell
A:Hello Elaine, Yes you are right, the bulbs should be planted at their normal depth (around three times as deep as the bulb itself), so the green shoots will be well and truly covered. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 10/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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