'Becky' shasta daisy Leucanthemum × superbum 'Becky' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 '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 Related Plants to Leucanthemum × superbum 'Becky' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Border phlox Phlox paniculata 'David' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 White snakeroot Eupatorium rugosum 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hibiscus 'Kopper King' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Culver's root Veronicastrum virginicum View the discussion thread.