The Real Glory Leucanthemum from the Southern Living Plant Collection brings brilliant, luminous hues into your summer landscape, year after year after year! Leucanthemums, also known as Shasta Daisies, earned their spot in gardens decades ago and the Real Glory continues this tradition. Watch as it sends up stunning Gerber Daisy-like blooms with weeping white petals and frilly golden pom-pom centers. Furthermore, this variety has a longer bloom period than traditional Shasta Daisies! It begins blooming in early summer and reblooms into fall.
The foliage on the Real Glory Leucanthemum is fresh dark green with a light gloss. Each leaf is elongated and gently serrated on the edges. Consequently, this foliage provides a fantastic backdrop for the brightly colored flowers.
This is an easy-care plant that proves itself to be reliably hardy once established.
Fans of cut-flowers are sure to enjoy this perennial! Its blooms can last up to two weeks when kept in a vase. Additionally, pollinators are sure to enjoy visiting this heavy bloomer.
At maturity, this variety stretches about 2-3 feet high and wide, including bloom height.
Check out another Shasta Daisy from the Southern Living Plant Collection, the Real Charmer Leucanthemum. Otherwise, take a look at a couple of similar varieties with some fiery flowers: the Celebration Gaillardia and Sunset Flash Gaillardia.
Real Glory Leucanthemum Care
Hardy from USDA Zones 5-9. Warmer USDA Zones, such as 8b-9b, may find the Real Glory Leucanthemum to be evergreen. Meanwhile, colder environments tend to experience it as a deciduous plant.
Provide Full Sun exposure for best results, at least 4-5 hours of direct exposure daily.
Water 3-4 times per week during the first growing season, depending on the weather in your area. During the second growing season, water 2-3 times per week.
Plant in rich garden soil with good drainage for ideal growth.
The Real Glory Leucanthemum requires little supplementary fertilizer to thrive. However, top dress the soil around the base of your plant yearly with compost or composted manure to provide steady nutrients for your plant.
Spacing Your Real Glory Leucanthemum
For a seamless planting, plant your Real Glory Leucanthemum 15-18 inches apart. For space between plantings, plant them over 24 inches apart.