Chrysanthemum Seeds - Robinson's Mix
USDA Zones: 3 - 7
Height: 18 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
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 Mix) - Chrysantheum Coccineum flower seed, also known as Painted Daisy, produces 2 - 3 inch daisy-like flowers in red, pink, lilac and white with a yellow center in late spring to early summer. The foliage has fern-like divided leaves with a strong scent and is attractive even when the blooms are gone. Chrysanthemum Coccineum plants prefer a fertile, well-drained soil and full sun in the North or partial shade in the South. Chrysanthemum Robinson's Mix attracts bees, butterflies and birds to the garden and makes a great cut flower as well. 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 Mix 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.