Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Old Court’ (Shasta Daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Old Court' with other flowers

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Old Court’ is a quirky, spirited, ornamental, spidery double that takes wild to a whole new level. It’s one of my favourite flowers at any British flower show.

White shasta daisy with shaggy petals
This Shasta daisy is characterised by tousled, strap-like petals

Butterflies and bees like it, it mixes wonderfully with other flowering perennials and would be a good, home-grown cut flower.

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Old Court'

I’m using the name from the plant labels on the Holden Clough Nurseries stand at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, but you’ll find a good number of synonyms listed online which may or may not be the same plant, including:

Old Court Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Beauté Nivelloise’
Chrysanthemum maximum ‘Beauté Nivelloise’

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Old Court'
Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Old Court’ looks like a child’s scribbles

As I may have mentioned before, this flower makes my hair seem firmly under control. Well, assuming it’s not windy outside!

Shared for Cee’s Flower of the Day.

29 Replies to “Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Old Court’ (Shasta Daisy)”

  1. Ah, the bedhead flower! I love it and every year I look for it and every year I can’t find it. It is really stunning with those stained-glass colors behind it. What a setting! Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. And here I am tormenting you a little more about it! I love the stained glass quality too – thanks for putting a name to the effect.

  2. That’s a super superbum! I bought a yellow one at the end of the autumn, but mine is yellow. I hope it survives the winter, though I am sure it’s not a shaggy kind.

  3. I’v never seen anything like this daisy. Utterly fascinating and charming at the same time.

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