Growing Shasta Daisies In The Garden
Shasta daisies are beautiful, perennial daisies that produce 3-inch wide white flowers with yellow centers, and look so beautiful in the garden. When planting Shasta daisies in the garden, take care to prepare the soil properly. Fertile soil is necessary for the best bloom on Shasta daisy flowers. Good drainage is important for the performance of the Shasta daisy as well. While Shasta daisies will take light shade, as opposed to a full sun location, the plants won’t tolerate soggy roots or standing water. Provide appropriate drainage several inches down in the soil. Good drainage when planting Shasta daisy plants can be aided along by adding organic material to the soil prior to planting. Continue planting Shasta daisies yearly for a more abundant display. Shasta daisy plants are short-lived perennials, meaning they return for just a few years. Staggered yearly plantings ensure that your Shasta daisy plants will continue to colonize and grace the landscape.
Once planted, care of Shasta daisy is minimal. Shasta daisy care includes deadheading the flowers occasionally to encourage heavier blooms and a more abundant show. Cut flowers of the Shasta daisy are also long-lasting and will encourage more profuse blooming on plants remaining in the garden ground. New leaves soon appear to produce another show of white daisy blooms in early summer.