Frilly Edible Chrysanthemum

Quick Facts:

    • Mildly bitter leaves
    • Flowers are yellow, also edible
    • Grow as an ornamental flower
    • Open-pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 45 days

Frilly Edible Chrysanthemum

Description:

Glebionis coronaria. Frilly Edible Chrysanthemum is commonly known as tong hao in Chinese, shungiku in Japanese, ssukgat in Korean and cải cúc or tần ô in Vietnamese. The mildly bitter leaves of this annual are frequently used in Japanese recipes. The flowers, which grow to around 1.3m (4') tall, are various shades of yellow, and are also edible - outstanding additions to salads or any other food if used as a garnish. Grow Frilly Edible Chrysanthemum Shungiku seeds as you would an ornamental flower, in rich, well-drained soil, and the sometimes bicoloured flowers will bloom from spring to fall. Grows well in cool coastal gardens!

Matures in 45 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
1g (approximately 610 seeds) MU534A $3.29 In stock $0.00
5g (approximately 3050 seeds) MU534B $4.49 In stock $0.00
25g (approximately 15250 seeds) MU534C $6.39 In stock $0.00
125g (approximately 76250 seeds) MU534D $17.99 In stock $0.00
500g (approximately 305000 seeds) MU534E $43.99 In stock $0.00
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Quick Facts:

    • Mildly bitter leaves
    • Flowers are yellow, also edible
    • Grow as an ornamental flower
    • Open-pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 45 days

How To Grow

Learn how to grow Chrysanthemums from seed. These perennial plants regularly undergo name changes, and may be listed as Chrysanthemum, Leucanthemum, Pyrethrum, or Tanacetum.

Latin
Shasta daisy: Leucanthemum x superbum & Painted daisy: Chrysanthemum coccineum
Family: Asteraceae

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: Leucanthemum is hardy to Zone 3, but most are grown as annuals.

Timing
Start indoors in late winter to mid-spring, and transplant or direct sow starting around late May. They can also be direct sown in mid-September to October.

Starting
Sow seeds on the surface of a sterilized starting soil. Provide bright light and use bottom heat to keep soil at 18-21°C (65-70°F). Seeds will germinate in 10-14 days. Space transplants at 25-45cm (8-18″) apart.

Growing
Grow in a rich, well-drained, evenly moist soil in full sun. Good drainage in winter is essential. Pinch back young plants to keep them bushy. Deadhead regularly. Taller plants may require staking.

Companion Planting
White flowering mums repel Japanese beetles.

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