Chrysanthemum Coccineum Robinson Mix is a mix of pink, red and rose colored plants that 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. 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. Winter hardy to zone 3.
Tips on How to Grow Chrysanthemum Robinson Mix
- Sow seeds in early spring; needs summer heat to perform well.
- Direct Sow 2 weeks before last frost, or in mild climates sow seeds in fall for winter blooming.
- Cover seed lightly with fine soil and keep soil moist until emergence, thin when seedling have first true leaves.
- Space 6-8" apart. They do not transplant well. GARDEN HINTS: Chrysanthemum seeds should be sown into the prepared soil where they are to bloom at least 2 months prior to the first frost.
- The temperature of the rooting medium must be kept at a constant 70-75degrees.
- Germination can take from 8-25 days