The easy to grow perennial daisy comes in more types and colors than just the classic white-petaled, yellow-eyed Shasta.
Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Maturity: 90-120 days from seed to flower
Height: 24 to 36 inches
Spacing: 12 to 24 inches apart in all directions
Home gardeners everywhere are growing daisies. The simple white flowers with yellow button centers stand tall, gracing our landscapes with abundant blossoms, long after other flowers are fading away (see Summer Flowers for Color).
Beautiful both in the garden and as cut flowers, daisies are hardy, drought-resistant, and provide years of gorgeous, old-fashioned blossoms. The popular Shasta daisy, a good variety for high altitude, low water locations, is probably what most people think of when they think daisy. Hardy perennial, 2-3 feet tall. (more…)