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‘Becky’ shasta daisy

Leucanthemum × superbum 'Becky'

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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 CharacteristicsLarge daisy flowers on strong stems over a long period from midsummer to early fall. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies.

CareGrow 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.

PropagationDivide in early spring or late summer or sow seed in a cold frame in spring or fall.

ProblemsAphids, slugs, earwigs, chrysanthemum nematode, leaf miners, leaf spots, and stem rot can sometimes cause problems.

  • Genus : Leucanthemum
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : White

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