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The Best Shasta for Big, Sturdy Blooms (and Plenty of 'em!)
48307.jpgBecky Shasta DaisyBecky Shasta Daisy

Becky Shasta Daisy

Item # 48307
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A cutflower-lover's dream come true!

If deadheaded, plants will bloom from midsummer 'til fall!
Winner of the 2003 Perennial Plant of the Year Award, Becky is everything a Shasta should be, and more. It blooms profusely, on extra-sturdy stems that know how to stand up to a little -- or a lot of! -- heat and humidity. Its season extends from midsummer right into fall, without a rest. And its giant flowers are a brighter, more beautiful white than others, making this variety stand out among all the Shastas!

These daisies measure a full 4 inches across, and are stuffed with long, slender, very eye-catching white petals and a bold golden eye. Performing well even in the South (unlike some Shastas), this 40-inch tall and wide plant sets a mass of airy foliage from which dozens upon dozens of flowering stems arise. Cut all you want for your vases -- they'll only encourage new buds to pop up all the faster! And if you don't cut the flowers, keep them promptly deadheaded to get more and more blooms where those came from!

Becky is a sun-lover, but tolerates partial shade in the south. The plant is very full and billowy, just the thing for the perennial border, bank, or bed. This plant never needs staking, and doesn't mind dry spells, unseasonable heat and humidity, or even the occasional severe winter. Evergreen in the south, it bounces back from tough winters beautifully farther north.

Space plants about 3 feet apart and get your vases ready! Zones 5-9.

Genus Leucanthemum
Species x superbum
Variety 'Becky'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Mid Summer - Early Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
PlantHeight 3 ft - 4 ft
PlantWidth 3 ft - 4 ft
BloomSize 4 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading
Bloom Color White
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 2 Reviews Write a Review
Customer service is helpful
Dan in KC from KS wrote (January 18, 2013):
Great company to do business with. Very helpful customer service.
Cathy Earnshaw from SC wrote (January 11, 2013):
It stood up to a great deal of heat, humidity, and neglect. superb!
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