The Shasta daisy (Chrysanthemum maximum) is a perennial that was originally discovered in Europe. This flower has a bright-yellow center that is surrounded by flat, white petals. The vibrant-green stems and leaves do not lose their color when cold weather arrives. Shasta daisies grow from 1 to 3 feet tall, depending on the variety. The seeds of this flower can be sown directly outdoors in a prepared location and take between 15 and 30 days to sprout.
Plant Shasta daisies in early spring.
Spread a 2- to 3-inch layer of organic mulch around the plants when they are 3 to 4 inches tall.
Shasta daisies bloom the following year after planting.
Do not over-water Shasta daisies, as the roots will rot if they remain too moist.