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PlantFiles: Painted Daisy
Tanacetum coccineum 'Robinson's Red'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tanacetum (TAN-uh-SEE-tum) (Info)
Species: coccineum (kok-SIN-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Robinson's Red

Synonym:Chrysanthemum coccineum
Synonym:Pyrethrum coccineum
Synonym:Pyrethrum roseum

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Zoot On May 1, 2010, Zoot from Birmingham, AL wrote:

I had these plants for years and was delighted with them. I had started them from seed. Eventually they died out but I've begun again.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 22, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

PYRETHRUM 'Robinson's Red' - Painted Daisy - Chrysanthemum Coccineum - Medium 26" - Plant 14" apart. Deep crimson single flowers.

General Information:
Large daisies of white to pink to red are freely produced in late spring to summer. Superb for cutting. Foliage a mound of finely cut green. Cut back spent flower stems to promote reblooming.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anchorage, Alaska
Dubuque, Iowa
Constantine, Michigan
Maryville, Missouri
Dayton, Ohio
Molalla, Oregon
Sumter, South Carolina
Austin, Texas

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