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Chrysanthemum paludosum

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chrysanthemum (kris-AN-the-mum) (Info)
Species: paludosum (pal-oo-DOH-sum) (Info)

Synonym:Hymenostemma paludosum
Synonym:Leucanthemum paludosum

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Weezingreens On Apr 6, 2005, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

These little annual daisies are a great filler for garden beds, containers, and baskets. Deadheading and pinching them back will keep them compact. I highly recommend them.

Positive hanna1 On Nov 5, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

These readily multiply in one of my gardens, I enjoy very much.

Neutral Terry On Jan 31, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Some sources list Leucanthemum paludosum as a synonym of Melampodium paludosum, which doesn't appear to be accurate given the distinctly different leaf, flower and form of each plant.


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

Seward, Alaska
Castro Valley, California
Pasadena, California
Barbourville, Kentucky

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