Shasta Daisy

Botanical Name: Leucanthemum ×superbum

Category: Perennial

Divisible: Yes

Common Name: Shasta daisy

Evergreen: No

Propagation: Division,   seed

Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)

Invasive: Can be

Size:12-24″ wide x 24-36″ tall

Who doesn’t love a daisy? And the Shasta is what many consider to be a perfect daisy.

Shasta daisies are one of the easiest perennials to grow. They are quite hardy and do not require much attention once established. They thrive in full sun and can tolerate varying soil conditions, as long as it is well-draining. They do not like wet feet and are drought-resistant. 

They will benefit from regular fertilization.

My Experience:

Shasta daisies thrive beautifully in the high desert. Be diligent about deadheading to keep them blooming and cut them for vases.

Shastas are the perfect for mid garden placement. I like to plant them in drifts with a backdrop of Russian Sage, Gaura and Cosmos. Also a great planting companion with Liatris.

The base of the plant will remain green during the winter. Give them space as they will multiply and be ready for dividing in the spring or fall.

Practical advice from a home gardener

I am Deborah Valiquet – artist and obsessive gardener. Here you will find my advice for creating a garden oasis in the high desert. I’ll share my experiences – successes and failures over the last 10+ years. 

Even if your garden isn’t in the high desert you will find lots of valuable information here. Let’s dig in!