Primarily by bloom time, although 'Becky' tends to have a slightly larger
flower as well. 'Becky' is a reliable repeat bloomer, producing flowers well
into the fall in mild climates, long after 'Shasta' has finished its bloom.
pam - gardengal
Also, do shasta daisies tend to "fall over"? Most of mine are falling
over. Their stems look thick and hard but don't seem to be able to
hold up the plants. It's not as though they are super tall, only 3
feet or so. On a related note, my purple cone flowers and black-eyed
susans are also about to fall over too (they are in a leaning state
right now). What did I do wrong? Are the roots not deep enough? I
grew them from seeds. I simply cannot stake all of them as I have so
many. The flowers are beautiful, but their falling/leaning states are
making them looking awkful! Any pointers?
I took some wire fencing with 1-1/2 squares, and green coated wire,
rolled it out over where my daisies grow, and then supported it on
stakes at about a foot and a half high, and secured the back edge to the
deck railing they're growing next to.
So as the daisies grew, they grew up through the holes, and beyond.
They're essentially bundled together, and only need to support
themselves from above the grid instead of their whole height.
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