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Leucanthemum x superbum

'Becky'


Becky Shasta Daisy




Origin:  2003 Perennial Plant of the Year ™
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Leucanthemum
Species
x superbum
Cultivar
'Becky'
Category
Perennials
Height
90-120 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
JulyAugustSeptemberOctober
Landscape
The masses of crisp, bright blooms are a mainstay of the summer border.
Cultivation
Grow in full sun (or light shade in hot areas) and moist but well-drained soil of average fertility. Deadhead regularly and divide every two or three years.
Growth
Medium
ID Characteristic
Large daisy flowers on strong stems over a long period from midsummer to early autumn. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies.
Pests
Aphids, slugs, earwigs, chrysanthemum nematode, leaf miners, leaf spots, and stem rot can sometimes cause problems.
Habitat
Horticultural origin.
Propagation
Divide in early spring or late summer or sow seed in a cold frame in spring or autumn.
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