All About Shasta DaisiesShasta Daisies are the perfect perennial for children and beginning gardeners to grow, because with little effort, you are rewarded with tall (up to 36 inches), cheerful looking flowers year after year. They arrive in early summer and will last through June and July, or perhaps even longer if you remember to remove the faded flowers. They make a great cut flower, and unlike some plants, the foliage is even attractive. Another plus is that butterflies enjoy them as well.
Growing Shasta DaisiesThe Shasta Daisy can be grown from seed or plants purchased in garden centers. If it is grown from seed, it can be sown anytime from spring through fall, but it won't produce flowers until the following summer. In colder climates, it would be best to sow the seed early enough to allow the plant to become established before winter. By the same token, although plants can be put outside in the fall, those people in colder climates would have more success planting in the spring after the last frost. Choose a sunny location with soil that drains well. Space plants 12 to 18 inches apart. Set them into the ground at the same depth as their dirt enclosure. Water well. As noted above, deadheading (removing the spent flowers) may result in a longer blooming time.
In order for the daisy to remain healthy and continue to produce flowers, it is necessary to dig up the plants and separate them every few years. You can then replant them in an area where they will have more room to grow.