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Basic Information and a Care Guide for Shasta Daisy

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Do you love Shasta Daisies as much as we do? Then don’t miss this basic information and a care guide for Shasta Daisy:

Shasta Daisy
'Becky' is a superior daisy, with a long bloom season. It's known for a vibrant contrast of yellow and white.

Hardiness Zone 4-9
Height 3-4’ Spread 2-3’

Becky shasta daisy has been selected by The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) as the perennial plant of the year 2003. ‘Becky’ was selected on the basis of its bright white flowers, sturdy, upright stems and its long bloom season. ‘Becky’ has 3-4” diameter flowers with brilliant white ray and contrasting yellow disc florets. It blooms from late June to early July until September, on 3 to 4’ upright stems. The blooming period is greatly extended with deadheading.

‘Becky’ is a low maintenance perennial that does not require staking. It grows best in full sun and well drained soil. It prefers dry to moderately moist soil and cannot tolerate excessive moisture or wet soils in winter. This plant should be divided every 2-3 years to maintain vigor. Occasional problems with Shasta daisies include leaf spot, stem rot, and leaf minor. Control these with a fungicide like Systemic Disease Control by Bonide, and a systemic insecticide like Systemic Insect Control by Bonide.

‘Becky’ makes an excellent perennial border used in mass or as a specimen plant in a cutting garden. ‘Becky’ can also be used to naturalize in sunny areas. Another unique use for ‘Becky’ is as a container plant. Shades of blue and lavender look great in combination with ‘Becky’. ‘Becky’ is a superior selection of daisy because of its long season, large flowers and strong stems.