Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Esther Reed’

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Esther Reed'

This is one of the older varieties of Shasta Daisies and was formerly known as Chrysanthemum maximum ‘Esther Reed’. However it is no longer a Chrysanthemum but it is still a wonderful plant.

Still sought after today as it is a strong growing variety, pure white double flowers with yellow centres it makes a good plant for the garden border and can also be grown in pots.

How to Grow Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Esther Reed’

Planted in a sunny position and a humus rich soil this is a hardy easy care plant.

  • Best in a well drained soil with some moisture, so mulch well around the plant to maintain that cool moist root run.
  • Over time the ‘Esther Reed Daisy’ will form a clump and these clumps should be divided every 3 – 4 years to promote good healthy growth.
    The best time to divide the clumps is in early spring.
    You can also propagate from tip cuttings.
  • Use shears to deadhead after flowering to help promote a second flush of lovely white blooms.
Summary Information

Botanical Name : Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Esther Reed’ (syn. Chrysanthemum maximum ‘Esther Reed’
Common Names : Chrysanthemum ‘Esther Reed’
Position : Full sun to a little afternoon shade.
USDA Zones : 5a – 10b
Soil : Well drained
Height : To around 2ft
Spread : To around 2ft
Growth Rate : Medium
Flower Colour : White.
Flowering Time : Summer to Fall
Foliage : Green.