Southern Gardening: Shasta daises shine in gardens
When we hear the word “daisy,” most of us think of the flower with white petals and a yellow center that we used as children to play the “loves me, loves me not” game.
Growing the Shasta daisy in your garden can bring back some of those old memories. Known botanically as Leucanthemum x superbum, Shasta daisy is a classic garden plant that is as at home in the modern landscape as it is in the cottage garden. It really shines in the garden.
Shasta daisy flowers have the classic daisy look: brilliant white petals surround a bright center. Some of the newer selections have some yellow in the petals. The flowers can range from 2 to more than 5 inches across.