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Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum

Shasta Daisy 'Becky'
Shasta Daisy 'Becky'
Popular perennial with white daisy-like flowers and easy culture 
Prefers moist well-drained soil in a full sun to very light shade location. Good drainage is essential especially during the winter.  

'Becky' 3 feet tall, white flowers

'Aglaia' 2-3 feet tall, double white flowers

'Snowcap' 12-15 inches tall, white flowers

'May Queen' 18-24 inches tall, white flowers

'Old Court' 2-3 feet tall, white flowers are frilly and twisted

'Sonnenschein' 2-3 feet tall, light yellow flowers

'Crazy Daisy' 2-3 feet tall, white double frilly flowers

'Alaska' 2-3 feet tall, white flowers

Mature Height
1-3 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone
5 - 9 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
June - September
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Alternaria leaf spot, spetoria leaf spot, botrytis, powdery mildew, aphids, caterpillars
Additional Notes
Wet, poorly drained winter soils shorten the life of the plant. Deadhead to prolong bloom period. Can be a short lived perennial. Cut plants down in mid September to stimulate vegetative growth and help to extend the plants garden life.


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