Tanacetum coccineum, Chrysanthemum Coccineum
Large single chrysanthemums in mix of rose and crimson shades. Bushy plant that grow to 2-3 feet tall. Hardness zones 1-10. Chrysantheum Coccineum flower seed, also known as Perennial 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. 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. 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.
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Depth: 1/16 inch
- Temperature: 68F