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Shasta daisy

n.
A hybrid daisy (Leucanthemum ×superbum) having large flower heads with white rays and a yellow center.

[After MountShasta.]

Shasta daisy

(ˈʃæstə)
n
(Plants) a Pyrenean plant, Chrysanthemum maximum, widely cultivated for its large white daisy-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
[named after Mount Shasta in California]

Shas′ta dai′sy


n.
any horticultural variety of the composite plant Chrysanthemummaximum, having large daisylike flowers.
[1890–95, Amer.; after Mt. Shasta or the Shasta Indians of N California]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Shasta daisy - hybrid garden flower derived from Chrysanthemum maximum and Chrysanthemum lacustre having large white flower heads resembling oxeye daisiesshasta daisy - hybrid garden flower derived from Chrysanthemum maximum and Chrysanthemum lacustre having large white flower heads resembling oxeye daisies; often placed in the genus Chrysanthemum
composite plant, composite - considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
genus Leucanthemum, Leucanthemum - comprises plants often included in the genus Chrysanthemum
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Shasta daisies and Phlox will benefit from annual division while others, such as hostas, peonies and hemerocallis, will happily clump along performing well without the need to disturb them.
BEAUTY Above, Helenium stands proud, below left, Shasta daisies, and below right, blue Phlox - both varieties divide well
Their white is not the bright white of shasta daisies but an understated greenish white, a sort of "looking at white through mist".
Initially the couple had intended the heart to be made entirely out of Shasta daisies.
SHASTA daisies are a vivid and spectacular reminder of glorious gardens of the past.
Potted plants to be sold at the event will include canna lilies, ginger lilies, Shasta daisies, calla lilies, irises, astilbes, hostas, black-eyed Susans, day lilies, gaillardias and chrysanthemums.
Shasta Daisies are loved by bees and butterflies and can easily be increased by lifting clumps and dividing them in late Winter/early Spring.
Welcome beneficial insects such as parasitic wasps, ladybird beetles and lacewings by planting dill, fennel, parsley, Shasta daisies and yarrow.
Divide perennials Zones 7-9, 14-17: Late this month, before spring growth starts, divide summer-or fall-blooming perennials such as agapanthus, asters, coreopsis, daylilies, and Shasta daisies that have become too crowded.
She was usually alone as she selected flowers such as blue delphiniums, Asiatic lilies and white Shasta daisies to plant in the garden of her home in suburban Atlanta.
After hearing that a fellow gardener was uprooting a bed of shasta daisies, Sheila rushed over and rescued over 100 plants, that became the perfect sunny backdrop to the seating area.