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Common Perennials

Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum

Shasta Daisy 'Becky'
Shasta Daisy 'Becky'

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
5 - 9 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
June - September
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

Popular perennial with white daisy-like flowers and easy culture

Culture

Prefers moist well-drained soil in a full sun to very light shade location. Good drainage is essential especially during the winter.

Cultivars

'Becky' 3 feet tall, white flowers

'Aglaia' 2-3 feet tall, double white flowers

'Snowcap' 12-15 inches tall, white flowers

'May Queen' 18-24 inches tall, white flowers

'Old Court' 2-3 feet tall, white flowers are frilly and twisted

'Sonnenschein' 2-3 feet tall, light yellow flowers

'Crazy Daisy' 2-3 feet tall, white double frilly flowers

'Alaska' 2-3 feet tall, white flowers

Notes

Wet, poorly drained winter soils shorten the life of the plant. Deadhead to prolong bloom period. Can be a short lived perennial. Cut plants down in mid September to stimulate vegetative growth and help to extend the plants garden life.