This improvement on the classic 'Banana Cream' takes all the characteristics that gardeners love and kicks it up a notch. Just like the original, flower buds are lemon yellow and eventually brighten to creamy white. Improvements include being more floriferous, holding the yellow color longer, a more appealing habit, and earlier to start flowering.
Shasta Daisies are all-time favorites for the perennial border. The cheery flowers begin to appear in early summer and continue on for several months if faithfully deadheaded. Shastas mix so effortlessly with other perennials that no garden should be without them!
Leucanthemums require full sun and well-drained soil to be at their best. Winter drainage is especially important; planting in raised beds will help to provide these conditions. Shastas make good perennials for Southern gardens, though partial shade is recommended in the warmest zones.
Information from Walters Gardens website
Leucanthemum Amazing Daisies Banana Cream II
Common Name Shasta Daisy Plant Type Perennial Zone 5-9 Height 20-24" Spread 20-22" Growth Habit Upright, Clumping Growth Rate
Full Sun (>6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low Water Needs
Average Water Needs
Average Soil Quality
Fertile Soil Quality
Not Native to North America