Formerly (Chrysanthemum pacificum), this rhizomatous perennial forms a bushy, dense mound of lobed greyish-green leaves, attractively edged with silver. Sprays of button-like button flowers are produced in autumn. Very tolerant of summer heat and humidity. Easily divided in early spring. Best on well-drained, moist, reasonably fertile soil, in full sun or light shade. Drought tolerant so suited to rock and scree beds. Also suited to beds and boarders. Plants may be kept especially compact, if desired, by pinching the growth in June or July. Does not tolerate wet soil in winter.