Garland Chrysanthemum, Edible Chrysanthemum, Crown Daisy
Chrysanthemum coronarium 'Primrose Gem'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chrysanthemum (kris-AN-the-mum) (Info)
Species: coronarium (kor-oh-NAR-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Primrose Gem

Category:

Annuals

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Barbourville, Kentucky

Pickerington, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Jan 9, 2009, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I did not like this plant very much - the flowers were indeed a lovely pale yellow color, but the plant overall was very messy looking. It had a scraggly sort of habit, and only a few flowers would open at a time. The overall impression was a bush covered with unattractive buds and deadheads. Needed constant deadheading to keep it looking somewhat presentable.

Positive

On Sep 16, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

This chrysanthemum has lacy foliage and primrose yellow blooms with dark yellow centers. The soft yellow blooms of mix well with blue flowers.