Common Name: shasta daisy
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to August
Bloom Description: White rays and yellow center disks
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Suggested Use: Annual
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade in hot climates. Remove spent flower heads to promote additional bloom. Divide clumps every 2-3 years to maintain vigor. This cultivar can be grown from seed, and will bloom in the first year.
This Shasta daisy cultivar is a compact, dwarf plant which typically grows on rigid stems to 12" tall. Features 2.5" diameter flower heads with the classic white rays and yellow center disks and coarsely-toothed, lance-shaped, medium green leaves. Stems do not require staking. Blooms most of the summer. Excellent and long-lasting fresh cut flower. Formerly included in the genus Chrysanthemum. This cultivar is a 1991 All-America award winner.
No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to verticillium wilt, leaf spots and stem rots. Aphids, mites and leaf miners are occasional visitors.
Shasta daisies are a mainstay of the perennial border or cutting garden and provide long-lasting summer and early fall bloom. This dwarf is particularly suitable for border fronts where it will provide profuse bloom for up to three months.