The Q&A Archives: Shasta Daisy

Question: I am not sure as if this is a perennial or not. I need to know when the ulimate planting time for Shasta Daisy is for my area. We are already experiencing frost in our area but I read in your newsletter of people planting Shasta Daisies. I am garden dumb and need help...(well flower dumb - my vegies do great)

Answer: Shasta daisy is Chrysanthemum maximum, a perennial plant. Shasta daisies are easy to grow, and can be grown from seed or from divisions. If you're sowing seed, wait until spring. If you're planting divisions, you can plant in the fall. The tops of the plants will die down in the winter, but new sprouts will appear in spring and the plants will bloom from May through October. Shasta daisies perform best in full sunshine, in average but well-draining soil.

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