Thursday, March 01, 2012

Shasta Daisy

Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum 'White Mountain'
Synonym: Chrysanthemum x superbum, Chrysanthemum maximum

This little daisy was introduced in 2011 and I was happy to have scored a couple in the spring. The plant had a lot of flowers and the foliage stayed relatively clean. Growing to a height of 12 inches tall is a definite plus as far as Shasta Daisies go. I usually don’t stake Shastas but heavy rain/wind can snap the stems if it comes at the right time. The Honeybee was just a bonus and it was nice to see as we don’t seem to get as many Honeybees as we used to.

We had another nuisance snowstorm yesterday. It really couldn’t decide if it was a rain or snowstorm. It did manage to yield about 2-3 inches of wet, heavy snow and a little ice but I definitely put in the category of a missed bullet. Some areas to the north got a lot more snow.