Leucanthemum × superbum ‘Becky’
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Synonyms: Chrysanthemum superbum ‘Becky’
The pure white petals of this Shasta daisy cultivar were named for the crystal white snowy slopes of Mount Shasta in northern California; indeed, the large disc-shaped blooms are borne in profusion from early summer to early autumn and they make excellent cut flowers.
Plant Type: clumping perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9
Flower Color: white
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun
Water Requirements: ocassional once established
Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: blue, gold, lavender
Great Color Partners: dark green, white, silver
- Culture Notes
- Shasta daisy prefers a location with full sun for the best flowering. Plant it in rich moist to well-drained soil, although it will tolerate sand or clay. Once established it only needs occasional watering. When the flowers have faded cut to the ground to encourage a light rebloom later in the season. To increase 'Becky', divide when the plant is dormant in late fall, winter, or early spring.
- Geek Notes
- Introduced by Jim and Becky Stewart of Decatur, Georgia. A 2003 Perennial Plant of the Year.