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A tall Pyrenean plant which bears a single large white daisy-like flower.
- ‘The beds burst at the seams with summer phlox, Shasta daisies, coneflowers, and 75 varieties of daylilies.’
- ‘When new leaves appear, divide dumps of asters, bellflowers, chrysanthemums, daylilies, sedums, Shasta daisies, and yarrow.’
- ‘When summer-flowering perennials such as bellflowers, geraniums, lychnis, Shasta daisies, and spiderworts finish blooming and start to look tattered, cut back their stems to the rosette of new foliage at the base of the plants.’
- ‘I gently pulled a single Shasta daisy from the slender vase and cut the stem short.’
- ‘And in all those semi-circle spots left within the curves, I placed favorites such as oregano, iris, pineapple sage, liatris, Shasta daisies, rosemary, lavender and lilies.’
Mid 19th century: named after Mount Shasta in California.
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