Leucanthemum 'Becky'

Perennial Plant of the Year Award 2003

Item # 48307
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Perennial Plant of the Year Award 2003

Leucanthemum 'Becky' is everything a Shasta daisy should be, and more. The plant 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.

Leucanthemum '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 Leucanthemum 'Becky' about 3 feet apart and get your vases ready.

Review Summary
(Based on 5 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


Very hardy
Northeast from NY wrote on June 08, 2019:

Grows into a large mound over 1-2 seasons

Very hardy
Northeast from NY wrote on June 08, 2019:

Grows into a large mound over 1-2 seasons

Marilynn Truex from TN wrote on March 12, 2016:

Beautiful blooms for cutting. Did well in garden that gets all day sun and high humidity in Summer. Have ordered more for this year.

Customer service is helpful
Dan in KC from KS wrote on January 18, 2013:

Great company to do business with. Very helpful customer service.

Cathy Earnshaw from SC wrote on January 11, 2013:

It stood up to a great deal of heat, humidity, and neglect. superb!

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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:

1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.