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Daisy – Shasta


The Shasta Daisy is an extremely resilient perennial flower that is native to Europe and will grow successfully in an area that provides full or partial shade.  The blooms that this flower produces are larger than those of its cousin, the Ox-Eyed daisy.  If established in a hospitable environment, the Shasta Daisy will grow into a large colony.  The Shasta Daisy was formerly of the genus, Chrysanthemum.  However, in recent years it has been recognized to lack necessary traits of true Chrysanthemums.  One such example is that the Shasta Daisy releases a foul-smelling odor, which is an uncommon characteristic among flowers.  Also, Chrysanthemum flowers produce pyrethrin, which is a naturally potent insecticide, but the Shasta Daisy does not produce pyrethrin.  They have been reclassified as Leucanthemum superbum.  Many species in the Leucanthemum genus are considered weeds, but the Shasta Daisy is still a common favorite among gardeners.  Note that most perennials will not bloom the first year they are planted from seed.  They establish a plant the first and then bloom the second.  You may not see any blooms the first year this is planted.

*Most perennials will not bloom the first year they are planted.  They establish a plant the first year and then bloom the second and every year after that.  Annuals will give you color the first year you plant them and then can reseed themselves if they like where they are growing.   This is why perennials tend to be more expensive.  It takes twice as long to get seed off of the plant than an annual when initially planting.

The broadcast rate for seeding is 10 – 12.5 pounds per acre.

The seed drill rate for seeding in rows is 5 pounds per acre.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 5 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 190 square feet.

1/8 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 1,085 square feet.

1 Pound $52.50

Covers approximately 8,710 square feet.

Scientific Name

Chrysanthemum maximum

Product Type







Introduced species



Germination Time

15-31 days

Planting Season

Spring, Fall

Bloom Season

Spring, Summer

Weeks to Bloom

4 to 6 weeks


5 to 9

Seeds Per Pound


Seeding Rate (lb./acre)



Nectar, Pollen


Bumble Bees, Butterflies, Honey Bees, Native Bees


the Shasta Daisy is still a common favorite among gardeners.

Light Requirement

Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

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