Leucanthemum 'Becky' Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum 'Becky' Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum 'Becky' Shasta Daisy

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The best Shasta Daisy for big, sturdy blooms (and plenty of 'em!)
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 9

Mature Height

4 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Leucanthemum 'Becky' Shasta Daisy

Perennial Plant of the Year Award 2003

Leucanthemum 'Becky' Daisy emerges as a pinnacle of grace and durability among Shasta daisies, capturing the hearts of gardeners and floral enthusiasts alike. With its formidable, extra sturdy stems, this beloved cut flower transcends the ordinary, infusing gardens and indoor spaces with unmatched brightness and robustness. The 'Becky' Shasta Daisy, renowned for its vigorous blooming prowess, stands resilient against the sweltering challenges of heat and humidity, unfurling its beauty from the warm midsummer days into the crispness of fall.

Sporting large, 4-inch Shasta Daisy 'Becky' flowers, this variety is distinguished by striking white petals that gracefully encircle a vivid yellow center. Beyond its visual appeal, the Shasta Daisy 'Becky' distinguishes itself with exceptional adaptability, thriving in hot and humid climates where others may falter. Achieving an impressive stature of 40 inches in both height and width, it adorns the garden with a lush expanse of foliage, setting the stage for a dramatic display of blooms on resilient stems.

The care regimen for the Shasta 'Becky' Daisy is refreshingly straightforward, epitomizing low-maintenance gardening. Whether adorning vases indoors or enhancing the garden's vibrancy, cutting its flowers encourages an encore of blooming splendor. Moreover, diligent deadheading propels a continuous spectacle of new buds, ensuring that the garden remains a hive of floral activity.

Adaptable and sturdy, the 'Becky' Shasta Daisy thrives under the full gaze of the sun, yet graciously accepts the cooler embrace of light shade in the warmer southern locales. This variety's fullness and billowy nature make it an exemplary choice for enriching perennial borders, banks, or beds with a touch of whimsical elegance. Unfazed by dry spells, heat waves, humidity, or the rigors of severe winters, it stands as a testament to resilience and beauty, returning with vigor in regions where it remains evergreen and rebounding with grace after tough northern winters.

As you prepare your garden for the introduction of Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky', allow ample space—about 3 feet apart—for each plant to reach its full majestic spread. Anticipate a season filled with the luminous blooms of Shasta 'Becky' Daisy, poised to transform any space into a sanctuary of light and serenity.

Shasta daisy flowers have a long bloom season. The white petals of some leucanthemum plants are famously named Shasta Daisy after California's snowy Mount Shasta. Learn how to care for these perennial beauties as part of your Chemical Free Garden in our Organic Care for Shasta Daisies Guide.

Product Details

Genus Leucanthemum
Species x superbum
Variety 'Becky'
Product Classification Perennials, Plants
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color White
Max Bloom Size 4.00
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Early Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Special Features Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Ornamental, Outdoor
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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