(Formerly Chrysanthemum maximum) Shasta Daisies are the classic familiar garden daisy, and always a dependable choice for sunny borders in reasonably fertile soil. This is a tall strain, featuring upright clumps of sturdy, thick foliage and large single daisies with white petals surrounding a yellow button centre. Rated 5 stars in recent trials at the Chicago Botanic Garden for outstanding garden performance. Excellent for cutting. Removing faded flowers will greatly increase the blooming time. Divide plants in the spring every 2 to 3 years to maintain vigour. Shasta Daisy is a well-behaved garden hybrid, and should not be confused with the weedy Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare).