And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant”
Thriving in zones 4-9, Shasta daisies are European natives, that have naturalized across the U.S. Requiring full sun, and rich, well-drained soils, these perennials must be dead headed to continue the blooming season and plants should be divided every two or three years, in the springtime. Butterflies and bees love these plants, so plant an abundance in the garden fair.