Chrysanthemum Seeds - Pyrethrum Coccineum Robinson's Mix Flower Seed

Chrysanthemum Seeds - Robinson's Mix

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Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

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

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 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.