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Chrysanthemum species

chrysantemum, mums

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Sow directly in spring, seed needs light to germinate, 60-70F/15-21C, and do not transplant. Space 8 to 18" depending on cultivar. Fairly rich, well-drained, moist soil and sun needed for all Chrysanthemums. The annual species are fairly hardy; perennials hardy to zones 3-10, depending on cultivar

Grown from tip or basal cuttings should still branch readily, if done early in year. Some produce runners and can be separated and potted; others have fibrous root systems, easily divided in spring or fall

Chrysanthemum coccineum, the painted daisy, is also known as Tanacetum coccineum, and is hardy zones 3-9. Chrysanthemum x superbum or Chrysanthemum maximum, the Shasta daisy, is hardy zones 4-8

Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium (pyrethrum, painted daisy)
Chrysanthemum coccineum, Tanacetum coccineum (pyrethrum, painted daisy)
Chrysanthemum morifolium, Chrysanthemum x morifolium (florist's chrysanthemum)

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