added by steppingstone
(9 months ago)
Using perennials in mass plantings: Shasta daisies. To achieve a mass planting wow factor, you don't always have to use annuals. This wonderful planting of Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) shows how perennials can be used in a mass planting to give the same sort of effect.
This variety 'Snowcap' is perfect for using in this type of mass planting as it is more compact than the more traditional varieties, yet holds more flowers.
Using perennials in this way can lead to winter gaps in the garden once the foliage dies down. One solution: Underplant with naturalized spring bulbs such as a daffodils — suitable varieties include 'Tete a Tete', 'Cheerfulness', 'Carlton' and 'Ice Follies'.