Shasta Daisy Plant. Named after the snowy peaks of mount shasta in california, the shasta daisy ( leucanthemum x superbum ) is a hardy hybrid developed in the 1800s by crossing the oxeye daisy with several wild daisy varieties. While shasta daisies will take light shade, as opposed to a full sun location, the plants won’t tolerate soggy roots or standing water.
Lacustre (portuguese field daisy) and nipponanthemum. Good soil drainage is especially important in winter because damp and soggy soil around the root crown of the plant can lead to rot. How to grow and care for shasta daisies.
Dividing a perennial plant, like shasta daisies, usually happens in the fall months because most garden plants are done flowering and are starting their dormancy process to survive the upcoming cold, winter weather.
If you seed directly, expect blooms the following spring after one season’s growth. Harden off shasta daisy plants before planting in the prepared soil. There happened to be a heat wave (3 days at 100 degrees or above) a couple days after i planted them, and the daisy may plants did great!
Becky shasta daisies (leucanthemum x superbum 'becky') are a cultivar of the hybrid shasta daisies.
The term shasta daisy is named after mount shasta, which is located in northern california. Firm in thoroughly, water in, and keep watered until established. Fertile soil is necessary for the best bloom on shasta daisy flowers.
While shasta daisies will take light shade, as opposed to a full sun location, the plants won’t tolerate soggy roots or standing water.
Shasta daisies, with their white petals surrounding yellow centers, are similar to the familiar meadow daisy, but have larger and more abundant blooms. Use in the perennial border, containers, cutting garden or cottage garden. I bought 3 daisy may plants (there were only 3 at the nursery) and 4 of another variety of shasta daisy (not proven winners).
Good soil drainage is especially important in winter because damp and soggy soil around the root crown of the plant can lead to rot.
The shasta daisy is a pretty daisy flower and well worth having in your garden. Click here to browse or search the plants in this database. They make good flowers for cutting and for creating mixed borders or as container plants.
Lacustre (portuguese field daisy) and nipponanthemum. The shasta daisy is a versatile plant that can add charm to any garden and is easy to grow. When planting shasta daisies in the garden, take care to prepare the soil properly.