Chrysanthemum maximum (Shasta Daisy, Dwarf - Silver Princess) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. 'Silver Princess' is a cultivar of the species that is a dwarf variety of Shasta Daisy.
The plant is a herbaceous perennial that typically grows to a height of 12-24 inches (30-60 cm) and a width of 12-18 inches (30-45 cm). It has a compact, bushy habit and produces large, white, daisy-like flowers with a yellow center. 'Silver Princess' has gray-green leaves that are lance-shaped and slightly hairy.
Shasta Daisy is native to the mountainous regions of western North America, but has been introduced to other parts of the world, including Europe, where it is often cultivated as an ornamental plant. The plant prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is relatively drought-tolerant and can also tolerate heat and humidity.
Chrysanthemum maximum 'Silver Princess' is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in gardens and borders. Its compact size makes it well-suited for small gardens and containers. The plant blooms from late spring to early summer and may produce a second flush of flowers in the fall if deadheaded regularly. It is also attractive to pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.
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Scientific Name: Chrysanthmum maximum
Common Name: Shasta Daisy, Dwarf - Silver Princess
Plant Type: Perennial- Shasta
Native Range: United States, Canada
Full Growth Height: 12-16inches
Width in Across: 6-8 inches
Zone: 4 to 9
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer
Pollinator: Beneficial insects and Pollinators
Flower: Cut Flowers
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees
Flower Color: White
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Poor Soil
Water Requirement: Dry, Moderate
Soil Type: Well-drained, Sand, Clay, Loam, Moist, Chalk
Garden Uses: Beds and Borders, Cottage, Informal