Mini Marguerite, Annual Chrysanthemum
|These sun-loving flowers have been garden favorites for centuries. They bloom in summer and fall in all colors except blue, and flowers range from the immense, showy Florists' Chrysanthemum to button-sized. The foliage has divided leaves with a strong scent. Use in borders or containers for cut flowers. The common name 'Daisy' usually refers to some kind Chrysanthemum, and "mums", to the fall-blooming hybrids sold in florists' shops. There are many other types as well, including annuals, perennials and subshrubs. Some of these are not called Chrysanthemums because the genus has been divided and renamed, so ask your local nursery. Shallow-rooted, they need moist soil and regular fertilizing. Pinch tips until mid-summer or when flowering begins. Divide plants in spring, discarding the "woody" parts. Cut back regularly to promote bloom. Leafminer causes unsightly squiggly lines on older leaves. Consult your nursery for controls.
A small, yellow, daisy-like annual, use in edging, rock gardens, and containers. Mat-like, 6 to 8-inch plants are covered with 1½-inch flowers. Best in cool summer climates.
Attributes - Chrysanthemum multicaule
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Winter
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 6 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 8 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Notes: Container Plants, Long Blooming. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles, Caterpillars, Thrips.
Chrysanthemum 'Yellow Buttons', Chrysanthemum coccineum, Chrysanthemum coccineum 'Robinson Hybrids', Chrysanthemum coronarium, Chrysanthemum coronarium 'Primrose Gem', Chrysanthemum frutescens, Chrysanthemum frutescens 'Silver Lace', Chrysanthemum frutescens 'Vancouver', Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, Chrysanthemum maximum, Chrysanthemum x morifolium, Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Allure', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Baby Tears', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Debonair', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Emily', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Ginger', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Grenadine', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Illusion', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Lynn', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Royal Lynn', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Shelley', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Soft Lynn', Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Tolima', Chrysanthemum nipponicum, Chrysanthemum pacificum, Chrysanthemum paludosum, Chrysanthemum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium 'Golden Ball', Chrysanthemum parthenium 'White Wonder', Chrysanthemum x superbum, Chrysanthemum x superbum 'Alaska', Chrysanthemum x superbum 'Marconi', Chrysanthemum x superbum 'Snow Lady'