October 10, 2013
Leucanthemum Real Series Features Improved Disease Resistance And Long-Lasting Blooms
Leucanthemum Real Series, from Pacific Plug and Liner, is a great addition to your perennial program for late spring to summer sales. These uniquely flowered leucanthemum are available now in a 72 cell. Fall is a great time to plant these to get good bulking, which will lead to better branching, flowering and potential for earlier flowering, especially for larger containers such as 2 gallons. The Real collection of leucanthemums highlights distinctly different varieties with unique flowers. They all have a sturdy, upright habit that needs no staking, and all are well branched, producing a great canopy of blossoms. These varieties are very floriferous with improved disease resistance. They bloom early- to mid-summer and repeat in the fall. Leucanthemums are robust drought- and wind-resistant perennials once established. This Shasta Daisy variety is well-behaved with a tight clumping habit. Blooms are excellent for long lasting-cut flowers.
September 5, 2012
Tips For Producing Leucanthemum
Leucanthemum, or Shasta Daisy, has always been a favorite of gardeners. The simple daisy flower has great appeal, and they are fairly easy to grow. The name Shasta Daisy was designated by the breeder, Luther Burbank. He named his new hybrid after Mt. Shasta, a snow-capped mountain in northern California. The name Leucanthemum is derived from the Greek words leukos, “white,” and anthemon, “flower.” In recent years there has been a boom in the breeding of Leucanthemum and the development of new petal colors and forms. Green Fuse Botanicals has three distinct varieties in the First Light Perennial collection. All three varieties are first year flowering, requiring no vernalization. Consequently, they can be received later in the growing calendar, greatly reducing crop times. These perennials will also flower continuously through the first spring/summer, allowing the grower to produce them any time during the growing season. With a bit of plant […]
July 17, 2012
Leucanthemum xsuperbum ‘Freak!’ Picks Up The 2012 Medal Of Excellence Reader’s Choice Award
The winner of the Reader’s Choice Medal of Excellence Award is Leucanthemum ‘Freak!’ ‘Freak!’ is covered with long blooming, 2- to 2.5-inch white flowers. A key feature is that ‘Freak!’ can be programmed for weekly flowering over a long sales period, as early as Easter. First-year flowering. Compact, well-branched plants are 9-inches tall in containers, growing to 13 inches tall by 21 inches wide in the garden. No pinching is required. Production time is 7 to 9 weeks. USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 8; Heat Zones 8 to 1. ‘Freak!’ is a Blooms of Bressingham introduction bred by Har Stemkens of Syngenta Flowers.