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May 12, 2011

Shasta Daisy is a chrysanthemum problem free and beautiful

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Shasta Daisy is easy to grow and can be planted now. It will over winter and grow into blossoming flowers in summer. It grows to 24 - 28 Inches and is a hardy perennial, forming dense colonies once established. The plant blooms over a long period, from early summer until fall.

Shasta daisys should be planted in spring and the plants should be spaced 1 to 2 feet apart. Loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches and mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. The hole should be twice the diameter of the pot the plant is in. Carefully remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in around the root ball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly. Once established Shasta Daisys don't need much care. They may need some staking if they are tall to keep them upright. The plants should be divided every three to four years.

The bright flowers contrast nicely with the glossy, dark green foliage, livening up any garden bed. The plant is ideal as a cut flower, lasting up to 10 days in arrangements. It is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds and, better yet, the plant is resistant to deer. A great addition to any flower garden.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at May 12, 2011 2:24 PM
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