Becky Shasta Daisy
A cutflower-lover's dream come true!
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.
|Zone||5 - 9|
|BloomStartToEnd||Mid Summer - Early Fall|
|PlantHeight||3 ft - 4 ft|
|PlantWidth||3 ft - 4 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Dry, Moist, well-drained|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|