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Growing Shasta Daisy

Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum maximum
Life Cycle: perennial
Planting Time: spring
Height: 1' to 3'
Exposure: full sun
Soil: rich, moist, well-drained soil
Hardiness: zones 4-10
Bloom Time: mid summer to fall
Flower: most are white with yellow centers; single and double forms
Foliage: green
Propagation: seeds, division
Suggested Use: beds, borders, mass plantings
Growing Hints: Sow seeds directly into the garden in spring for flowers the following summer. Purchase plants from the nursery for first year blooms. Remove spent flowers to extend blooming period and divide clumps every 3 to 4 years after they finish flowering.
Interesting Facts: Shasta Daisies are the result of plant breeder, Luther Burbank, who spent years interbreeding wild species of chrysanthemums from all over the world.
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May 31, 20060 found this helpful

My Shasta Daisies are gorgeous. But do they ever stink. My 8 year old grandson even asked what smelled so bad! Is there anything I can do to minimize the odor?

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