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Real Charmer Leucanthemum

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$19.99
  • Vibrant, red bottlebrush-shaped flowers in spring and summer
  • Matures to 12-15" H x 8-10" W
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 8 - 11
  • Plant in full sun
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Description

The Real Charmer Leucanthemum from the Southern Living Plant Collection is the Shasta Daisy you never knew you needed! It produces absolutely gorgeous, frilly lemon yellow blooms. Larger external petals weep downward and feature a whiter hue. Meanwhile, thin inner petals curl upwards around an egg yolk yellow center. A truly gorgeous sight to behold. Moreover, this variety has an extended bloom period compared to other Shasta Daisies! They start blooming in early summer and rebloom into fall.

The Real Charmer Leucanthemum features attractive dark green foliage with a slight gloss. The leaves are elongated, medium width, and gently serrated on the edges. Furthermore, the blooms contrast nicely with the consistently handsome foliage.

This is a notably disease resistant variety, and it's hardy and easy-care once established.

Cut-flower fans are sure to enjoy this bloomer! These flowers last up to two weeks when kept in a vase! Pollinators also thoroughly enjoy visiting these plentiful blossoms.

Once matured, this variety reaches 2-3 feet high and wide, including bloom height.

Take a look at another Shasta Daisy from the Southern Living Plant Collection, the Real Glory Leucanthemum. Also, looking for other yellow blooming perennials? Check out the Lydia Tecoma and Evergreen Stella Daylily!

Real Charmer Leucanthemum Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 5-9. This is a semi-evergreen variety. Therefore, colder USDA Zones will tend to experience it as a deciduous plant.

Plant in Full Sun for best results. 4-5 hours of direct exposure daily at least.

Water 3-4 times per week during the first growing season to promote deep root growth. During the second growing season, water 2-3 times per week depending on the weather.

Prefers rich garden soil with good drainage for ideal plant health.

The Real Charmer Leucanthemum doesn't need supplementary fertilizer, traditionally. However, top dress the soil around the base of your plant yearly with compost or composted manure to ensure that your soil stays rich.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

How to Space Your Real Charmer Leucanthemum

For a seamless planting, plant your Real Charmer Leucanthemum 15-18 inches apart. For space between plantings, plant them over 2 feet apart.

  • Scientific Name
    Leucanthemum superbum 'Real Charmer' PPAF
  • Hardiness Zone
    5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Deciduous
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Dwarf, Flowering, Sun Loving
  • Feature Color
    Green, Yellow
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Spring

Growing Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Map of USDA Zones 5-9
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Southern Living Plants

A collection of shrubs, trees, and perennials selected by plant experts to thrive in the heat of the South. Find traditional varieties like camellias mixed with new landscape favorites like agapanthus. These varieties have been bred to tackle landscape challenges specific to the region.

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Southern Living Plant Collection

Real Charmer Leucanthemum

$19.99

The Real Charmer Leucanthemum from the Southern Living Plant Collection is the Shasta Daisy you never knew you needed! It produces absolutely gorgeous, frilly lemon yellow blooms. Larger external petals weep downward and feature a whiter hue. Meanwhile, thin inner petals curl upwards around an egg yolk yellow center. A truly gorgeous sight to behold. Moreover, this variety has an extended bloom period compared to other Shasta Daisies! They start blooming in early summer and rebloom into fall.

The Real Charmer Leucanthemum features attractive dark green foliage with a slight gloss. The leaves are elongated, medium width, and gently serrated on the edges. Furthermore, the blooms contrast nicely with the consistently handsome foliage.

This is a notably disease resistant variety, and it's hardy and easy-care once established.

Cut-flower fans are sure to enjoy this bloomer! These flowers last up to two weeks when kept in a vase! Pollinators also thoroughly enjoy visiting these plentiful blossoms.

Once matured, this variety reaches 2-3 feet high and wide, including bloom height.

Take a look at another Shasta Daisy from the Southern Living Plant Collection, the Real Glory Leucanthemum. Also, looking for other yellow blooming perennials? Check out the Lydia Tecoma and Evergreen Stella Daylily!

Real Charmer Leucanthemum Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 5-9. This is a semi-evergreen variety. Therefore, colder USDA Zones will tend to experience it as a deciduous plant.

Plant in Full Sun for best results. 4-5 hours of direct exposure daily at least.

Water 3-4 times per week during the first growing season to promote deep root growth. During the second growing season, water 2-3 times per week depending on the weather.

Prefers rich garden soil with good drainage for ideal plant health.

The Real Charmer Leucanthemum doesn't need supplementary fertilizer, traditionally. However, top dress the soil around the base of your plant yearly with compost or composted manure to ensure that your soil stays rich.

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
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