Shasta Daisy 'Wirral Supreme' - Plant
Shasta Daisies grow best in the ground. Prepare a suitable hole in loose, nutritious soil. Any well-drained soil will do but add lime if it is acid. You can improve poor garden soil by mixing in some compost and granulated cow manure. Plant the Shasta Daisy at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just 1 cm below ground level. Don't plant it too deep! Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Shasta Daisies grow well and thrive in a sunny area. The best time for planting is between September and October.Shasta Daisies are great in the border
The double daisy Wirral Supreme really adds a massive value to the border. The pure white highlights all the colours of the other flowers. Their large, double flowers are even more beautiful when they are planted next to other flowers such as Delphinium 'Magic Fountains' and the blue Lupine (Lupinus 'The Governor' ).
The double Shasta Daisies are a classic, strong garden plant that shouldn't be missing in your flower border. The large flowers have an absolutely delicious fragrance. The longer you leave this plant in the same area, the more it will flower.Shasta Daises make excellent cut flowers
Shasta Daises can last a long time in a vase and therefore should not be missing in your cut flower garden. Pick the flowers preferably early in the morning. Remove the bottom leaves and place the stems directly into a vase full of lukewarm water with flower food. Due to their strong stems, the flowers are able to 'reach' for water.
Shasta Daisies are easy to grow and require minimal maintenance. Be sure to prevent the soil around its roots from drying out. Dead-head spent blooms and cut down the stems to ground level in autumn. In winter, cover the plant with a layer of fallen leaves. As this plant has long, fleshy roots, it is recommended to move it around as little as possible. Divide the clumps about every 3 years and mulch around the plants in May.