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Leucanthemum ‘Real Goldcup’
(Shasta Daisy)


June - August
90cm x 60cm
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy

Our tall and cheery ‘Shasta Daisy’, if we listed our top 30 perennials then we would include ‘Real Goldcup’ due to its long flowering period and ease to grow. In Summer, bright yellow buds open to creamy-yellow flowers. Perfect for height in a sunny border where it will attract a host of pollinators to your garden and looks incredible planted on mass.

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Our much loved Shasta Daisy is Leucanthemum 'Real Goldcup' and has been selected by our horticultural team for its exceptional pollinating qualities and vivid colour interest throughout the growing season. Leathery rich green foliage grounds the large yellow centred blooms that open a vivid lemon yellow colour. These informal blooms are perfect for the front of your beds and borders, allowing you to easily reach and pick some enchanting cut flowers to enjoy indoors.  The relaxed meadow prairie feel of Shasta Daisy's are perfect for cottage gardens and wildlife gardens.  In stark contrast we also enjoy seeing the daisy in an urban and contemporary space too. With an average height of 90 cm, these charming daisies become a feature offering height in your borders but also enjoyed in rock gardens, or Summer container arrangements. Their graceful appearance and habit make them a versatile choice for various garden styles, including traditional to contemporary. We recommend planting a patch of Leucanthemums together en masse; for an impactful space of swirling cheerful blooms that can be cut for prairie arrangements and also left for wild bees and other declining pollinators to enjoy. 'Real Goldcup' provide forage for a wide variety of pollinating insects. Overall, we prioritise plants that are fully hardy and will stand the test of time in your garden, 'Real Goldcup' is horticultural gem for durability and a powerful pollinator bringing a wealth of wildlife to your outdoor space. Easy to grow and offering good disease and pest resistance, we favour cheerful Shasta Daisy for every garden border.  

Planting Conditions

Planting Leucanthemum is a pleasure for any garden enthusiast. Optimal conditions include well-drained soil and a sunny spot in the middle of your beds and borders, offering a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight daily. This perennial flourishes in nutrient-rich soil, so a touch of organic matter goes a long way. To give each plant the space it needs to thrive, aim for a distance of 18-24 inches between them, ensuring a good amount of air circulation. Timing matters, so we advise opting to plant the vibrant, daisy-like blooms in early Spring or in Autumn for a seamless establishment, but to avoid planting in any frosts.

Watering & Feeding

Keeping Leucanthemum 'Real Goldcup' happy is a breeze. When it comes to watering, aim for consistent moisture without drowning the roots. This perennial appreciates a drink during dry spells, but moderation is key. As for feeding, it's a laid-back eater. A well-balanced, slow-release fertiliser in Spring is all it craves – no need for a feast. Keep things friendly with your watering can, and 'Real Goldcup' will reward you with a dazzling show of vibrant blooms that change colour as they mature.

General Care

Regular deadheading with the removal of spent blooms, ensures a continuous burst of cheerful daisy-like flowers. We advise to keep an eye out for potential pests such as aphids and diseases like powdery mildew; however, early intervention maintains the plant's health. Adequate spacing, 18-24 inches apart, encourages proper air circulation, reducing the risk of fungal issues. With these measures this resilient and fully hardy perennial will add cheer from late Spring right through the Summer.