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Garland chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum coronarium

A strongly aromatic, edible, annual herb that are easy to grow. The daisy-like flowers grow en masse which forms a vigorous and lush bush. To have a constant supply of delicious and nutritious mini-sized greens at home, consider growing this interesting 'daisy'.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

They are ready for harvesting about 50 days from sowing. Harvest the entire plant or pinch the main stems. Allow seedheads to dry on plants, remove and collect seeds.

Propagation

Seed
Sowing time best during autumn with a spacing of 30 cm. Germination time takes between 10-18 days.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Attracts insects like bees and butterflies.
Attractive flowers
The ray flowers are white and yellow to the base, single-petaled, and daisy like.

Geography

Origin
Mediterranean
Natural climate
Temperate and Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
Mainly the leaves, eaten raw or roughly chopped and added to soups or broths.
Notes
Ornamental. Culinary

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
Yellow and white.
Scent
Mild

Problems

Garland Chrysanthemum has no known pests.

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