‘Banana Cream’ Shasta Daisy

Banana Cream’ Shasta Daisy  Leucanthemum superbum ‘Banana Cream’ PP23181 CPBR4203

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust in the last week the bright lemon yellow flowers have opened up and brightened to a most cheerful light butter yellow.  I expect these “Proven Winners” will continue to bloom all summer long as provided we continue to deadhead them on occasion.  Compared to other Shasta Daisy varieties, ‘Banana Cream’ has dark green, disease resistant foliage, and a more compact growth habit.  Their 4-5 inch wide flowers have been known to last up to 2 weeks or more in a vase making this an excellent choice for any cutting garden.  Shasta Daisies are long time favorites in the perennial garden and ‘Banana Cream’ has been selected specifically by P. Allen Smith for his Platinum Collection.  He is quoted as saying:  “Reoccurring soft yellow blooms make this a charmer in the garden.  No staking required as this sturdy little perennial is constantly in the ‘pleaser’ mode casting before you splashes of sunshine day in and day out.”

Here’s some dirt on ‘Banana Cream’

Leucanthemums require full sun and well-drained soil thrive and perform.  Winter drainage is especially important.  ‘Banana Cream’ will grow to be 15-18” tall and 18-24” wide and will attract butterflies all summer long.  These are an excellent choice in prairie, cottage, butterfly, and cutting gardens as they “play well” with other perennials so nicely!

Once again, thanks to Heidi Brosseau for above blog!