Shasta Daisy - Leucanthemum × superbum
Shasta Daisies are a perennial cottage garden staple. These cheery flowers start to appear in late spring and continue on for several months. Deadheading will assist with prolonging the flowering. Shasta Daisies are a hardy plant that will thrive in less than ideal conditions. The main requirements are full sun and well drained soil. Plants grow to 60cm however are much taller when in flower. Due to their size they are heavy and will flop. It is best to grow the plants through a hoop of sturdy wire.
Shasta Daisies are an excellent cut flower with a long vase life. Harvest early in the morning and place in cool water and condition for a couple of hours.