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.
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.