Shasta Daisy, a.k.a Leucanthemum superbum
Medium to Tall 3' (Plant 16" apart)
Late Spring to Summer
Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
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Flower Color / Accent:
Multitude of single white flowers with a bold yellow eye. Lightly serrated leaves. Chrysanthemum Becky is the best choice for deep south as it holds up well in heat and humidity. Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year 2003.
Features to Note:
- Humidity Tolerant
- Attracts Butterflies
- Good for Cut Flowers
- For a Sunny Spot
Shasta daisies are unsurpassed in the border and for cutting. Cheerful flowers late spring to midsummer. Combines easily with their neighbors. Whatever the color combination, put a shasta between them and it works! Also known as Leucanthemum superbum.
Give them a sunny spot and a balanced plant food in the spring and again when buds form for healthy, showy plants. Remove flowers as they fade to promote further bloom. Give these plenty of space since they don't like to be crowded. Can be divided every 2-3 years in spring or fall. To prevent potential flopping, cut back by one-third in midspring or install plant supports. Good winter drainage is essential.