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Shasta Daisy

Masses of large daisy like flowers

Cheerful creamy yellow daisies cover this lovely plant through summer and it is so easy to grow. Deep green leaves make a low growing, sturdy clump - ideal for the front of a sunny border.

Where?

Happiest in full sun A great choice for a large container on a sunny patio.

How?

Plant in any good garden soil and cut back old stems and leaves in spring when new ones are spotted. Feed plants in containers weekly through the summer months with a suitable liquid fertiliser. Remove spent flowers to encourage new blooms.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - September
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 38 cm - 45 cm
Plant width 25 cm - 30 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 40 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Acid, Light sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage 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 Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From May to September