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Shasta Daisy

Great for cut flowers

A fantastic plant for flower arrangers. Icy white petals make a blowsy ruff around the golden yellow centres of the flowers which appear through summer. Beautiful in a vase on their own.

Where?

Adds a cottage garden feel to a sunny border where it will flower year after year.

How?

Plant in moist but well drained soil by enriching the earth with organic matter before planting - homemade garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Cut back old growth in spring once the new leaves are spotted.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 25 cm - 30 cm
Plant width 35 cm - 45 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From May to September