Becky Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky'

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2302
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Rugged and resilient showy white flowering perennial. Blooms early summer with large 3 to 3½ inch daisies bearing a bright golden eye. Flowers stand atop long lasting stems that make a superior cut flower. Short, deep shiny green foliage is resistant to heat, drought and humidity. Fine perennial for cottage garden borders or mixed plantings. Naturalizes easily and well suited to meadows and prairies mowed in the late season. Easy to divide herbaceous perennial. Full sun. Fast growing to 12 inches tall, to 3 feet in bloom; 24 inches wide.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationlew-KANTH-ih-mum soo-PER-bum
LoreShasta Daisy is one of the most famous of all Burbank introductions which has naturalized all over America and no doubt further evolved on its own through natural variation within its seed.
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 1 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; flowers reach 2 to 3 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeSummer to Fall
Design IdeasThis snow white daisy bearing perennial is a natural in almost every garden application as a cut flower. Add to foundating planting for easy care color. Flesh out beds and borders without relief or neutral colors. An essential of the cottage garden with other casual easy care perennials. Though wholly of garden origin it is strongly aligned with the perennials of the American prairie and belongs in beds and meadows with them. Super with native plants and naturalizes beautifully in wild gardens, even in dry western climates. Highbrow enough to use in estate settings and massed into formal beds bounded by box hedges were they literally leap out under a full moon.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureShowy Summer Flowers

Provide average, well-drained soil; will not thrive in soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild to moderate drought. Remove spent blooms to encourage continuous bloom. For a tidy appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge.

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