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Amazing Daisies® 'Banana Cream' Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum superbum

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
18" 2'
Height
15" - 18"
Spread
18" - 2'
  • Details

    Features

    A superb selection with huge 4-5”, lemon yellow flowers which brighten to creamy white. Well-budded plants have an extra long bloom time in summer. A vigorous grower with disease resistant, dark green foliage. Nice in pots or in the garden.

    Best Seller
    Long Blooming
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    15 - 18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Best used in landscapes.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    This perennial grows best in full sun and average to fertile soils. Good drainage is essential for overwintering and best growth. Afternoon shade is beneficial in warm climates.

    Amazing Daisies® 'Banana Cream' Leucanthemum superbum USPP 23,181, Can 4,203
  • 21 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I'm extremely picky about yellow. Yellow is very important in a cottage garden chock full of pinks, purples and whites- but finding a good yellow, the right yellow, is an arduous task. These are just right. Soft, pale, like whipped butter and sugar with rich yellow centers. They look fantastic with purple, especially catmints. I have them paired with Neptune catmint as they bloom at the same time. Oh yes. Fantastic. In my zone 6a, they take full sun from 9 am until the sun goes down. They do not care. After their first year I stopped watering them (though they are mulched). They do not care. They get compost twice a season, once in the spring and then again in the end of July. The only downside is that you need to keep them deadheaded as their spent blooms are not the greatest looking. But they've been blooming for a week and a half and I've yet to have to do that. Pest free, stress free. Pair these with salvias, cat mints and coneflowers for a self sufficient sun garden.

      Sarah
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 12 weeks ago
    • I purchased three banana cream daisies about a week ago and placed them in different areas around my home. One is in full sun, one is in part sun and the other is in shade. The only one still standing now is the one that is getting the most shade. I throughly water each of them every morning and by noon, the two that are in sun fall over. Beautiful perennials, but they cannot take heat and full sun. I will cut the two down and see if that will help, but it’s just too much work.

      Tasha
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 16 weeks ago
    • I bought this plant last summer and it did relatively well. Not a ton of blooms but overall seemed very healthy in full sun, zone 6. It did not survive the winter. It's dead - there is no sign of life this spring. All of my other perennials are doing well. I am so disappointed, as I really liked this one and had high hopes for it this year.

      Carolyn Goodspeed
      , Connecticut
      , United States
      , 20 weeks ago
    • Plant cannot tolerate any sort of heat in the sun. Definitely a shade plant if you live anywhere that gets above 85 degrees in the spring or summer, which means you will probably sacrifice blooms. PW states you should probably provide afternoon shade in the south but I don’t even think this would help. Plant starts getting sun at 10a and by 12p it’s wilted almost to the point of death! This even occurred after we received a cool front and the high was in the high 70s! I have to water it even more than my hydrangeas only for it to look like lettuce left out in the sun. Sadly, I will most likely pull them out next spring.

      Gilbert Diaz
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 49 weeks ago
    • I bought this plant in June, its now 2 months later and its completely dead. Very disappointing, I wouldn't recommend it.

      Lauren
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • This plant is wonderful. I bought it in Spring 2019 and this year there are buds everywhere! Looks like it's going to be another stunner this year!

      Linda Shafto
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Bought the Proven Winners 6" pot last summer for the Boise, ID area, zone 5. It didn't tolerate the late summer heat and wilted every afternoon even though it was in a north facing front yard garden with drip irrigation. Had to supplementally water almost daily. Pretty much dead by fall but hoped the roots would take hold and it would re-emerge this spring after a fairly mild winter. Didn't happen, so dug up a healthy root system and replaced it with something hardier.

      Mrs. Sue Davidson
      , 1 year ago
    • I have bought and planted this beautiful plant at least 4 times, and it has never come back the 2nd year except once, and then it was small ans scraggy and died within weeks. I have huge beautiful perennial gardens, but just can't get this plant to thrive!

      Linda Rossell
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Was beautiful for one season but never made it through a zone 5 winter. Very disappointing performance.

      Dee
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Was beautiful for one season but never made it through a zone 5 winter. Very disappointing performance.

      Dee
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
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