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Pacific Chrysanthemum

Ajania pacifica

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.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Basal cuttings in the spring and summer.
Division
Divide runners in the spring.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Asia, Eurasia

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
Makes a nice cut flower. Superb as a foliage plant in the border, or in containers.

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
Yellow

Problems

Generally pest free.

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