Like other stars on the Great White Way, a new Shasta daisy known as â€˜Broadway Lightsâ€™ has tons of wattage and a chameleonlike ability to change its looks. Its blooms open bright yellow, fade to a soft buttercream shade and mature pure white.
At the height of its midsummer bloom time, youâ€™ll find this prolific bloomer covered in all three shades.
Known botanically as Leucanthemum x maximum â€˜Broadway Lights,â€™ this no-fuss hardy perennial from Proven Winners likes full sun and well-drained ordinary garden soil. Deadhead it regularly to extend its bloom time.
Like other Shasta daisies, itâ€™s deer resistant and drought tolerant. Just keep it well watered its first year.
And like other Shastas, â€˜Broadway Lightsâ€™ mixes well with most plants in a perennial border. Good companions include echinacea, salvia, butterfly bush, ornamental grasses and lilies. Or try it right on the edge of a wildflower meadow.
Within a couple of years, this clump former will be about 2 feet wide with blooms about 18 inches tall.