previous
  • How to Grow Mustard
    How to Grow Mustard
  • Garden Design Basics
    Garden Design Basics
  • Planting the Right Way
    Planting the Right Way
  • Bold and Beautiful Zinnias
    Bold and Beautiful Zinnias
  • Homegrown / Homemade
    Homegrown / Homemade
  • 3 Ways to Design with Containers
    3 Ways to Design with Containers
  • Indoor Seed Starting Materials List
    Indoor Seed Starting Materials List
  • Black Plants Done Right
    Black Plants Done Right
  • Using Containers as Elements of a Design
    Using Containers as Elements of a Design
  • Seed Starting in Speedling Trays
    Seed Starting in Speedling Trays
  • Get your FREE Everyday Roses download now!
    Get your FREE Everyday Roses download now!
  • DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis
    DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis
  • Rex Begonias
    Rex Begonias
  • 10 Combinations for Shade
    10 Combinations for Shade
  • 20 Gardenworthy Self-Sowers
    20 Gardenworthy Self-Sowers
  • 10 Seed-Starting Tips
    10 Seed-Starting Tips
  • Go Green on the Patio
    Go Green on the Patio
  • Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid
    Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid
  • NEW Video Series: There's a Better Way
    NEW Video Series: There's a Better Way
  • Plant Finder: Spring Plants
    Plant Finder: Spring Plants
  • Building Better Borders
    Building Better Borders
  • Pick Plants for Fragrance
    Pick Plants for Fragrance
next

Leucanthemum × superbum 'Becky' ('Becky' shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum × superbum 'Becky' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

(Based on 8 user reviews)

Rate this plant

Plant Showcase - from our advertisers


Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Leucanthemum × superbum 'Becky' lew-KAN-theh-mum ex soo-PER-bum Common Name: 'Becky' shasta daisy 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.
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, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

Plants you might also like

Phlox paniculata 'David' Phlox paniculata 'David'
(Border phlox, Summer phlox)
(26 user reviews)
Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This pure white phlox is valuable in the garden because of its abundant, fragrant flowers, its sturdy growth habit, and its resistance to powdery mildew. Growing to about 3 ½ feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide, it blooms from early summer to early fall. It needs a consistently moist soil. Use it in a border or cottage garden. It will glow at dusk.

Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns' Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns'
(Daylily)
(15 user reviews)
Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This pale-yellow-flowered daylily distinguishes itself with its profuse bloom and compact size (only 16 inches tall), making it good for containers and the borders. It is an early season bloomer with circular flowers that open in late afternoon and last through the night.

Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate' Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
(White snakeroot)
(2 user reviews)
Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

The deliciously colored maroon-brown leaves contrast nicely with neighboring plants through the season. Pure white flowerheads bloom in midsummer and stay open well into autumn.

Hibiscus 'Kopper King' Hibiscus 'Kopper King'
(1 user review)
Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

A hardy hibiscus, 'Kopper King' has leaves that are a coppery red on top and orange-red underneath. Large (10 to 12 inches across) ruffly white to pale pink flowers bloom from midsummer to mid-fall if you deadhead. 'Kopper King' dies back to the ground in autumn and is late to break dormancy in the spring. It should be interplanted with spring bulbs and overplanted with winter annuals; that way you'll get color year round without disturbing the hibiscus. -Pat McKernan, Regional Picks: Lower Plains, Fine Gardening issue #120

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
(Stonecrop)
(13 user reviews)
Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This plant is as dependable and adaptable as they come. Its flowers bloom from August into November; they open pink and mature to a copper befitting of autumn. It is 2 feet tall and wide, with succulent stems and leaves. 'Autumn Joy' looks great with ornamental grasses.