Go Back Shasta Daisy Becky

Leucanthemum superbum 'Becky'
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Plant Type: Perennials

2003 Plant of the Year! This may be the best selection of Shasta yet. Prized for its durability in the hot, humid summers of the south and its cold tolerance in the north, 'Becky' has proven to be a sturdy, hardy cultivar. Copious amounts of very large, single, white blooms are produced atop strong stems which are ideal for cutting. Despite its height, this variety does not usually require staking.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Leucanthemums require full sun and well-drained soil to be at their best. Winter drainage is especially important; planting in raised beds will help to provide these conditions. Division can be done in either spring or fall, and is recommended due to this perennial's tendency to be short-lived.

Flower Color

Single white blooms

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus), Catmint (Nepeta faassenii), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Delphinium (Delphinium ), Iris-Siberian (Iris sibirica), Phlox-Tall Garden (Phlox paniculata), Stonecrop-Autumn (Sedum ), Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora), Yarrow (Achillea )

Plant Height

36-42 in

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

5-9

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Cut flower or foliage, Mass Plant, Border

Bloom Time

Summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests