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Planting Instructions for Leucanthemum (Shasta daisy):

Bloom Time:  Summer Light:  Full sun to part sun
Soil:  Average to rich, dry and well-drained Moisture:  Average to dry
Planting Depth:  Rhizomes/crowns should be at or just slightly below soil level. They grow from a surface spreading rhizome. Spacing:  15 to 18"

Upon arrival:  Unpack box and check that you have everything on your packing list. Bare root Leucanthemum should be kept dry and can usually stay inside the bags of peat moss until ready to plant, keeping it in a cool, dry location out of direct sunlight. If there is condensation showing on the inside of the bag then open the bag to let them dry out a little, but plant soon, typically within a couple days.

Soil/Location:  Plant your Leucanthemum in full sun to part sun in average to rich, dry and well-drained soil. Add compost or peat humus to enrich and loosen the soil if needed. Remember to keep the soil light and airy for perennials, so cover them with loose soil and don't pack them in after planting. Shasta daisies are a great choice for a hot and dry sunny garden.

Moisture:  Leucanthemum prefers to grow in a drier condition, so avoid locations that stay wet or get irrigation. Water lightly after planting and then once growing only water as they wilt. In time, as they establish, they tend to be carefree.

Spacing:  15 - 18"

Depth:  Plant with the rhizomes/crown just at or slightly below the soil level. They grow from a horizontal, spreading rhizome that tends to grow at the surface. After planting you can mulch around them but don't bury them.

General Instructions:  Amend your garden with compost or peat humus to enrich or loosen the soil, if needed. Mix a couple teaspoons of garden food or bone meal into the planting hole, plant the roots as listed above, then water in lightly. They won't need much water, even after they are actively growing, and really only need water if they foliage wilts. Always allow the soil to dry completely between watering.

Landscape Uses:  Plant summer blooming daisies with daylilies, yarrows, Echinacea, Rudbeckia, hardy geranium and Liatris.

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