Shasta Daisy - Knowledgebase Question

Sebastopol, CA
Question by flicker8
June 6, 2000
Your catalogue, under Becky Shasta Daisy, says "Deadheading insures long bloom". What does that mean?? If I am to cut off the wilted flower, how far down the stem or at what point should the cut be made? My shasta daisies only bloom once, in mass, and thats it for the year. Other folk's plants seem to bloom continually. Thank you for your help.

Answer from NGA
June 6, 2000


When deadheading Shasta Daisies, cut the flowering stem all the way down to the top of the foliage. New stems will emerge and they should produce new flowers. Some varieties of Shasta daisies bloom from May through October and others only produce one massive display. The 'Becky' variety should provide continuous bloom if spent flowers are removed on a regular basis. Hope she does well in your garden!

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