'Becky' shasta daisy

Leucanthemum  × superbum 'Becky'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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'Becky' shasta daisy (Leucanthemum  × superbum 'Becky')
lew-KAN-theh-mum ex soo-PER-bum
Genus:  Leucanthemum
This Shasta daisy cultivar has especially large white flowers with yellow centers held on 3- to 4-foot-tall, strong stems that don't need staking. It also blooms later than most of the other cultivars. It originated in a Southern garden, but it is very adaptable to other climates. The masses of crisp, bright blooms are a mainstay of the summer border.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Large daisy flowers on strong stems over a long period from midsummer to early fall. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies.
Care:  Grow in full sun (or light shade in hot areas) and moist but well-drained soil of average fertility. Deadhead regularly and divide every two or three years.
Propagation:  Divide in early spring or late summer or sow seed in a cold frame in spring or fall.
Problems:  Aphids, slugs, earwigs, chrysanthemum nematode, leaf miners, leaf spots, and stem rot can sometimes cause problems.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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