Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum × superbum 'Goldrausch' (PBR)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
Shasta daisy 'Goldrausch'


The plant commonly known as 'Goldrausch' Shasta Daisy is characterized by its striking flowers and foliage. This perennial plant produces vibrant, large, daisy-like flowers that have a distinctive appearance. The blooms are typically a bright, sunshine yellow at the center, fading to a pale lemon or creamy white towards the tips of the petals. These petals are long, narrow, and slightly overlapping, encircling the golden-yellow disc that forms the heart of the flower. The foliage of the Shasta Daisy 'Goldrausch' consists of dark green leaves that are lush and spoon-shaped, with a slightly toothed edge, providing a lush backdrop for the bold flowers. The plant has a mounding habit, with the leaves forming a neat, tight rosette at the base of the plant, from which the stems and flowers rise above. Overall, the contrast between the fresh green of the leaves and the brightness of the flowers makes the 'Goldrausch' Shasta Daisy a standout selection in any garden setting, bringing a sense of sunshine and cheer wherever it's planted.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Shasta Daisy, Gold Rush Daisy

    • Common names

      Chrysanthemum maximum 'Goldrausch', Chrysanthemum superbum 'Goldrausch', Leucanthemum maximum 'Goldrausch'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Leucanthemum × superbum 'Goldrausch', commonly known as the Shasta Daisy, is not considered highly toxic to humans. However, as with many plants, some individuals may experience allergic reactions or skin irritation upon contact with the sap or after ingesting plant parts. If ingested in large quantities, it may cause mild gastrointestinal discomfort, such as nausea or diarrhea. It is generally recommended to avoid eating any part of ornamental plants due to potential adverse effects.

    • To pets

      The Shasta Daisy is also not considered highly toxic to pets. However, ingestion of this plant may cause mild gastrointestinal upset in some animals, including symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea. It is always best to prevent pets from ingesting any part of ornamental plants to avoid these potential issues. If you suspect your pet has ingested a large amount of any plant and is showing signs of distress, consult your veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2-3 feet [60-90 cm]

    • Spread

      2 feet [60 cm]

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds bright and cheerful yellow flowers to gardens and landscapes.
    • Long Blooming: Has a long flowering season, typically from early summer to fall, providing extended color and interest.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Flowers are attractive to butterflies and bees, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, it is relatively tolerant of dry conditions, requiring minimal watering.
    • Low Maintenance: Requires little care beyond the occasional deadheading to encourage further blooming.
    • Hardiness: Can withstand cold temperatures, making it suitable for a variety of climates.
    • Versatility: Suitable for borders, wildflower gardens, or as cut flowers for arrangements.
    • Rapid Growth: Establishes and expands quickly, providing fast coverage in garden spaces.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses


    • Photography Prop: The vibrant yellow petals of the Shasta daisy 'Goldrausch' can add depth and interest to macro photography or serve as a photogenic backdrop for small objects.
    • Artistic Inspiration: Artists can use the striking form and color of 'Goldrausch' as a subject for drawings, paintings, and other visual art forms.
    • Dye Production: The petals could be used to create natural dyes for fabric, though experimentation would be necessary to determine the exact color outcome.
    • Educational Tool: This plant variety can be used in horticultural education to demonstrate the results of plant breeding and hybridization techniques.
    • Culinary Garnish: While not typically known for this, the petals of 'Goldrausch' could be used as an edible garnish for salads or desserts after ensuring they are free from pesticides.
    • Companion Planting: 'Goldrausch' can be used in vegetable gardens to attract pollinators for improved crop yields while adding aesthetic value to the garden space.
    • Marker Plant: Their distinctive height and color make 'Goldrausch' useful as a marker plant in large gardens to signal the locations of less conspicuous plants.
    • Floral Crafts: The blooms can be dried and used in crafting activities, such as creating bookmarks, greeting cards, or potpourri.
    • Event Decoration: Fresh or dried, 'Goldrausch' flowers can be used in table centerpieces or venue decorations for events like weddings or garden parties.
    • Seasonal Festivities: Around Thanksgiving, 'Goldrausch' can contribute to an autumnal display due to its golden hue that complements the typical fall color palette.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Shasta daisy is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Shasta daisy is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Innocence and Purity: As a type of Shasta daisy, Leucanthemum × superbum 'Goldrausch' often symbolizes innocence and purity, owing to its bright white petals that resemble a clean and unblemished character.
    • Cheerfulness: The vibrant yellow center of these daisies exudes cheerfulness and positivity, making them a symbol of good cheer and the ability to brighten someone's day.
    • Loyal Love: Daisies, commonly associated with loyal love, represent the strong bond of loyalty shared between friends, family, or partners, and giving them is a way to show deep affection.
    • New Beginnings: Often connected to fresh starts and new beginnings, the Shasta daisy signifies the start of a journey or a new chapter in life.
    • Simplicity: Their simple and unassuming beauty is symbolic of simplicity and a straightforward, unadorned approach to life.

Every week
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every year
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    For the Shasta Daisy 'Goldrausch', water deeply once a week, providing about one to one and a half gallons of water for each plant, ensuring the soil is moist but not soggy. During periods of drought or extreme heat, increase the frequency to twice a week. If the plant is in a container, check the soil moisture regularly and water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Be mindful not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot. It’s best to water early in the morning to reduce evaporation and allow leaves to dry out during the day, which helps prevent diseases.

  • sunLight

    The Shasta Daisy 'Goldrausch' thrives in full sun conditions, where it can receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Place the plant in a location where it can bask in unfiltered sunlight for the majority of the day. Avoid too much shade, as it can lead to leggy growth and fewer flowers.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Shasta Daisy 'Goldrausch' prefers temperatures ranging from 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. It can tolerate colder weather down to about -20 degrees Fahrenheit, and while it can survive in hot climates, extended periods above 85 degrees Fahrenheit can stress the plant. An ideal range would maintain moderate conditions without extreme heat or freezing temperatures.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the Shasta Daisy 'Goldrausch' encourages a bushier plant and more blooms. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to promote continuous blooming throughout the season. After the first killing frost in fall, cut back the stems to two to three inches above the ground. This annual pruning helps the plant maintain vigor and reduces the chance of overwintering diseases.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the Shasta Daisy 'Goldrausch' should be well-draining and fertile, with a good mix of loam, peat, and sand or perlite. The ideal soil pH for this plant ranges between 6.0 and 7.0. Adding organic matter such as compost will enrich the soil and support healthy growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Shasta Daisy 'Goldrausch' typically does not require frequent repotting and can be done every 2-3 years or when the plant outgrows its current container. It's best to repot in the spring before the growing season begins.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Shasta Daisy 'Goldrausch' is tolerant of a wide range of humidity levels and thrives in the average humidity found in outdoor garden environments. As long as the plant is not in an arid desert climate, special humidity considerations are not necessary.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, well-draining soil, and moderate watering.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sunny spot, fertile well-draining soil; mulch in winter.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Leucanthemum × superbum 'Goldrausch', commonly known as Shasta Daisy 'Goldrausch', begins its life as a seed that germinates in spring when conditions are favorable—generally requiring well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight. The seedling emerges and develops into a rosette of foliage at the ground level, and as it matures, it produces a sturdy stem and a lush clump of spoon-shaped, dark green leaves. During the late spring to summer, it enters its flowering stage where it produces vibrant yellow daisy-like flowers with a central disk; this stage can last until the fall with proper deadheading to encourage continued blooming. After flowering, the plant produces seeds, which can be dispersed by wind, allowing new plants to grow in the following season. In winter, the plant may die back, especially in colder climates, but being a perennial, it will typically regrow from its rootstock when the warmth of spring returns. Over the years, with proper care including dividing when the center of the clump begins to die out, 'Goldrausch' can spread and continue its lifecycle for many years.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Shasta daisy 'Goldrausch' is commonly propagated through division, which is the process of splitting an established plant into several parts, each with its own root system. The best time for dividing Shasta daisies is typically in the spring or early fall, when the plant is not in active bloom. To propagate by division, carefully dig up the entire plant, shaking off excess soil, and use a sharp spade or knife to cut the plant into smaller sections, ensuring each section has a portion of the root system attached. These divisions can then be replanted in well-prepared soil at the same depth they were previously growing, spaced approximately 18 to 24 inches apart (45 to 60 centimeters). Water the new transplants thoroughly to help establish their roots in their new location. Division not only helps to propagate new plants but also rejuvenates older clumps that may have become less vigorous over time.