The Easiest Flower to Grow: The Shasta Daisy

If you love a natural garden with flowing wildflowers, then you have to add the shasta daisy to your collection!

Blooming in the sunny summer, the Shasta Daisy adds a bright spot of vivid yellow and white that contrasts beautifully with the other natural plants like the purple coneflower or black eyed susan.

And even better, it thrives in bright sunlight or part shade. If you live in very warm states like Georgia, it will be happier with some slight cover from the blazing August sun, but will still be okay in full sun (although some leaf wilt may a occur from the stress of the 90-degree full sun heat). But even with that, the Shasta Daisy will happily bounce back once the afternoon sun passes over.

For those of a frugal and patient nature, buy Shasta Daisy seeds to save some cash and enjoy years of beauty. You will have to wait one season after planting your seeds for the daisy to mature and bloom, but after that you will enjoy years of happy blooms with reseeding (new plants!) every year.

This is all you have to do to plant your seeds:

  • First, store your seeds in a cool dry place.

  • You can increase the amount of blooms by sowing your daisies in amended and fertile soil that drains well, but since they are wildflowers, they will also thrive if you simply cast them in your preferred area (we like this east method, too!)

  • Tap the seed gently into the soil with either your heal or palm to ensure seed to soil contact (or you can wait for a good hard rain). We recommend pressing the seeds into the soil and then covering them lightly soil the birds don’t find your tasty treat.

  • After that, just water as necessary. That’s it.

  • More on watering: If you plant your seeds in cool temperature in a wooded or wildflower garden, watering is not a big deal, but should you choose to sow your seeds in the summer, (depending upon your climate) you made need to water daily to keep the soil moist so your seeds will germinate.

Happy planting!

Quick Summary for Shasta Daisy Perennial Wildflower:

  • Summertime blooming perennial

  • Cold hardiness: Zones 4-9

  • Maintain moisture until germination

  • Full sun to part shade

  • Growth rate: Medium

  • Average mature size: 4 ft

  • Mulch to retain moisture

  • Looks great planted with purple coneflower (echinacea) or black eyed susan (rudbeckia)

  • Great plant to naturalize

  • Deadhead to maintain blooming or save some seeds for the birds