Painted Daisy Seeds - Chrysanthemum Coccineum Robinson's Red Flower Seed

Chrysanthemum Seeds - Robinson's Red

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Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 7

Height: 18 inches

Bloom Season: Summer

Bloom Color: Red

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Chrysanthemum Coccineum

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: 1/16 inch

Sowing Rate: 2 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 18 inches

Care & Maintenance: Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum Coccineum Robinson's Red) - Robinson's Red is an easy perennial to grow from flower seed, and it performs stunningly in the garden with its pure red to magenta colored blooms. Chrysanthemum Coccineum makes a great cut flower too! The flowers are set above the fern-like foliage on very sturdy, straight stems that prolong the blooms' life in the vase and also serve as a solid foundation for the butterflies and bees visit these red Painted Daisy flowers. The blooms measure about 2 1/2 inches wide, and they last for more than a week. Expect them to begin opening in late spring and to continue very freely into summer. There are some names for Painted Daisy that are synonymous and can be confusing. Tanacetum coccineum and Pyrethrum coccineum can both be used in addition to Chrysanthemum coccineum.

Best in full sun, this perennial Chrysanthemum is not fussy about soil type, and Painted Daisy Robinson Red can thrive in poor or average conditions, but prefers acidic or neutral soil to alkaline. Deer leave it alone, making it a good choice for an open meadow as well as the sunny border.

Sow Chrysanthemum seeds indoors before last frost to be transplanted outdoors when temperatures warm up. Press the flower seeds into the soil and lightly cover. Keep the Painted Daisy seeds moist until germination occurs. For warm climates with a long growing season, after danger of frost has passed, directly sow the flower seeds into prepared beds. Cut the stems down low after Painted Daisy flowers are done blooming to encourage and second bloom later in the summer.