Painted Daisies

Painted Daisies

SKU: FL2320
This highly variable Chrysanthemum is an annual that is native to North Africa. Also known as Tricolor Daisies, Painted Daisies add a colourful splash to nearly any garden setting. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

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More details about Painted Daisies

Ismelia carinata. This highly variable Chrysanthemum is an annual that is native to North Africa. Also known as Tricolor Daisies, Painted Daisies add a colourful splash to nearly any garden setting. They can be grown in patio containers and thrive in full sun. They look amazing in mass plantings. The petals range from bright white to deep crimson and are always banded by concentric circles of alternate colours as a guide to passing pollinators. The plants don't usually grow more than 45cm (18") tall.

Annual

Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • Highly variable colour patterns
    • Plants grow 45cm (18") tall
    • Easy to grow

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All About Painted Daisies

Latin

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

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

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

Timing

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

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

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

Companion Planting
White flowering mums repel Japanese beetles.

More on Companion Planting.

How to Grow Chrysanthemum

Step 1: 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.

Step 2: 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.

Step 3: 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.

Tip!

Companion Planting: White flowering mums repel Japanese beetles.

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