From July to September, this old-time favorite for summer gardens becomes a living bouquet of huge (4″) daisies that stand 3–4′ tall. Even at this height, staking isn't required, and its long, strong stems are excellent for cutting. 'Becky' originated in the Atlanta area and is an excellent Shasta Daisy for the South, although it thrives in New England as well.
Shasta Daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) are the same plants known by many under the genus Chrysanthemum, but as longtime gardeners, we've become used to having plant names change. What hasn't changed is the plants themselves, which are some of the showiest and most reliable perennials for the summer garden. At peak bloom, they produce a mass of daisies so clean and bright they compete in brilliance with the sun. All they require is good, rich soil and lots of sun. When you want Daisies, this is where to look.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
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Garden in Progress Kris from Metro Detroit, MI
I planted Becky about 5 years ago and I now have 2 patches about 3 feet square in my yard. This dependable, happy flower blooms a nice long time. Requires minimal care-I just cut it down in the fall. I now have enough to divide and share with friends. I always have a bouquet inside-it doesn't have an overwhelming scent and lasts a nice long time. This is one of my all time favorites!
One Voice from Bridgehampton, NY
this little plant arrived about 6" tall - now two summers later plant is four feet high and three feet wide. leave room ahead of time! You will not be disappointed. I am looking forward to splitting and sharing over other areas on property, especially replacing deer-ravaged hostas.
brownthumb from southern coastal Maine
Plays wonderfully with Rudbeckia and Echinacea. Never flops over, has stood up to minor hail without flopping. Not affected by steamy Maine summers. Had enough to divide in 3 seasons.Cons- spent flowers look brown and dirty, have to diligently deadhead but are rewarded with rebloom for your trouble.
Shotsie from Murray, KY
I have had this daisy that I bought from WFF for over 15 years.I bought it because WFF said it was the "best for the South." It doesn't need staking, but it doesn't have a long bloom season here in the South.
Latin Name Pronunciation: loo-canth'eh-mum
Leucanthemum (Shasta Daisy)
Formerly classified as Chrysanthemum, Shasta Daisies are some of the showiest and most reliable plants for the summer garden. They produce an abundant supply of flowers that come in a range of sizes and shapes. Their colors make for stunning displays in mixed beds.
Light/Watering: Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Leucanthemum enjoy rich fertile soil. Apply a balanced fertilizer (such as 10-10-10) in early spring.
Companions: Plant with Liatris, Hemerocallis, Monarda, Campanula and Delphinium.
Reflowering: Deadhead to promote new buds and trim back stems to about 12″ after flowering to encourage rebloom.
Dividing/Transplanting: The center of older varieties will weaken over the years and the plant should be lifted and divided in spring every 2 or 3 years. For more information about dividing perennials, check out Making More Perennials: A Guide to Simple Division.