Leucanthemum × superbum ‘Becky’

Shasta daisy

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Synonyms: Chrysanthemum superbum ‘Becky’

Outstanding Qualities

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.

Quick Facts

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.