#3 Shasta Daisy Collection (Leucanthemum x superbum varieties)

posted Jan 11, 2012, 4:57 PM by Western Sonoma County Historical Society   [ updated Jan 16, 2012, 1:32 PM ]

Shasta Daisy Collection

First introduced in 1901; one of Burbank’s best-known introductions. He worked more than 14 years to hybridize this new species from four different kinds of daisy from Europe and Japan.

It has been developed into more than 100 varieties and is the offcial flower of the City of Sebastopol.

Specific Daisy Varieties

A hybrid of native U.S. eastern black walnuts. Beginning in the 1880s, Burbank was among the first hybridizers of American walnuts. Presumably an experiment in progress, there are several more nearby.