Plant Now: Leucanthemums

Leucanthemum Banana Cream
Two new leucanthemums (aka shasta daisies) available in garden centres this month are ‘Victorian Secret’ and ‘Banana Cream’. No prizes for guessing which one’s which. ‘Victorian Secret’ is slightly more compact at 35cm high, making it ideal for the front of borders or low edging. It sports a thick ruffle of white petals around a central bright yellow eye. ‘Banana Cream’ starts out lemon-yellow then fades to butter-cream with age. It, too, has the characteristic bright yellow eye. Both plants thrive full sun and well-drained soil. Available from garden centres nationwide.

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