Fed up with those tall Shasta Daisies that look fantastic and then flop over after a rain shower, well, you should consider the short growing Leucanthemum Angel.
Plant profile for Leucanthemum Angel
Let’s start off with this plant’s full title, Leucanthemum Superbum Angel, known as a form of Shasta Daisy.
Whilst many Shasta daisies exceed 3ft /90 cm tall, Angel is a sturdy clump forming perennial which can flower all Summer long. I should point out, dwarf varieties 6 inches tall are available, but I am really fond of Ange which reaches a height of abut 35 cm.
I am not sure what’s going on here, but I seem to have got into a habit of featuring white flowering plants recently.
Leucanthemum Angel seen below in the back garden of our Cheshire home.
My blog with the title (Aberdeen Gardening) ? Reason being, that is where we lived for most of our lives.
We moved to Cheshire in November 2013 and created a very pleasing garden, it wasn’t in the same league as our Aberdeen place but not bad at all. (Our Cheshire garden)
We moved back to Scotland in 2017 and now live in a village in East Fife near the coast. The garden is pretty much wrap around and this is most likely our last move.
More importantly, back to( Leucanthemum Angel)
Quick glance details
This perennial will grow to a height of about 14 inches (35.56 cm)
Leucanthemum is a relatively short-lived perennial. In fact, after three years, you may well be disappointed in finding your much loved plant has fewer flowers.
Propagate your plant by lifting and dividing in late Summer. I would do this in the second or third year. Use only the outer area of the plant and discard the centre.
Not all Leucanthemum plants are fully hardy, Angel is hardy in most parts of the UK, May not survive in the very coldest areas, safest by the coast.
Grows best in moist soil, neutral to slightly acidic.
Full sun/light shade
In our garden, Leucanthemum Angel bloomed from early June until mid-September
On a more colourful note, the Camellia Williamsii Debbie is starting to bloom just that little bit earlier this year.