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Chrysanthemums
Family Asteraceae
Name Chrysanthemum Spp.
Featured Plant December 2005
Etymology
Chrysanthemum From Latin chryseus meaning golden, and Greek anthos meaning flower, referring to the yellow flowers of a number of species.

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Garland Chrysanthemum
Oxeye Daisy
Painted Daisy
Snow Daisy
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This is a group of chrysanthemums grown for their daisy like flowers. Garland Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum coronarium) is edible and is grown as a vegetable.

 Garland Chrysanthemum


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Picture of a flower growing amongst blue cinerarias. It is an ideal companion to cinerarias, the tall yellow flowers provide a towering contrast against the bright blue.
Name Chrysanthemum coronarium
Common Names Garland Chrysanthemum, Tung Ho, Chop Suey Greens, Shungikee
Etymology
coronarium From Latin coronarium meaning used for crowns or garlands.

This hardy annual is usually grown a leaf vegetable. It has a subtle but distinct 'floral' flavour and is great stir fried with ginger or used in soup. Some say it is as delicious as spinach. It is a very good source of fiber, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and copper, and a good source of protein, niacin and zinc.

This plant is worth growing solely for the fragrant flowers that are yellow with a cream outer ring. In Spring, the flowers appear on tall stems, making it suitable for cutting. Garland Chrysanthemum self seeds readily and is a good addition to the cottage / wildflower garden.



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Yellow flowering variety. The ray petals are still bi-coloured. The inner part is a darker yellow.

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 Oxeye Daisy


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Name Leucanthemum vulgare
Synonym Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Common Name Oxeye Daisy
Etymology
Leucanthemum From Greek leucos meaning white, and Greek anthemum meaning flower.
vulgare From Latin vulgaris meaning common.

This Chrysanthemum grows a tuft of leaves, and in late Spring, produces multiple tall flower stems from the crown. Each stem produces multiple white daisy looking flowers.

Warning: This plant can be weedy and invasive.



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 Painted Daisy


White Yellow Orange
Name Chrysanthemum carinatum "Tricolor"
Common Name Painted Daisy
Etymology
carinatum From Latin carinatum meaning like a keel.

This cheerful Spring/Summer flowering annual was introduced to horticulture from Morocco 200 years ago. The tri-coloured flowers are red, pink, white or yellow, ringed with darker colours, such as orange, brown, burgundy and scarlet, and makes an excellent cut flower. They stay open for a long time and the plant continues to flower over months if deadheaded. Started seeds in the Autumn for earlier flowering. The foliage is aromatic.



Carinatum White Red Yellow

Carinatum White Red Yellow

White Yellow Orange

Carinatum White Yellow

Carinatum Pink Red Yellow

Carinatum Red Yellow

Carinatum Yellow Red Yellow

Carinatum Yellow Red Yellow

Carinatum Group

Carinatum Group

Carinatum Side

 Snow Daisy


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Name Chrysanthemum paludosum "Snowlands"
Common Names Snow Daisy, Star Daisy
Etymology
paludosum From Latin paludosum meaning boggy or swamp.

This plant is usually smothered with 1 inch flowers that have pure white petals with yellow centres. It flowers pretty much through out the year. Growing to only 25 cm tall, it is suitable for pots.



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