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Chrysanthemum maximum

Shasta Daisy (Transitional Plant)

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Chrysanthemum maximum (Shasta Daisy)

Shasta Daisies form dense colonies once established. Native to Europe, it has naturalized throughout all regions of the United States. The white petalled flowers with golden yellow centers are borne individually on single erect stems. Compared to its cousin, the Ox-Eyed Daisy, Shasta Daisies generally grow 6 to 12 inches taller and have a larger flower head diameter.

The improved varieties of this hardy and beloved perennial are wonderful grown as a specimen, as an accent in perennial border and in naturalistic landscapes. They are effective planted in front of native wildflowers that may become leggy or have less attractive foliage. Shasta Daisies will attract butterflies, are great cut flowers for garden bouquets, and even work well in large containers. Plant with Purple Coneflowers, and the Black-eyed Susan 'Indian Summer' for a long season of bloom.

Additional Information:

12-36 Inches


24-36 Inches


Bloom/Seasonal Color

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Plants are not tolerant of excessive moisture or wet soils in winter. Deadheading encourages rebloom and extends the flowering season into autumn. Stems can be cut back to the lower foliage after flowering to tidy the plant. The flower stems are strong enough to keep this daisy upright after a heavy rain and to make it an excellent cut flower.

Good Companions
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis), Tall Larkspur (Delphinium exaltatum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Nature Attracting




Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map