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PlantFiles: Painted Daisy
Tanacetum coccineum

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

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

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19 members have or want this plant for trade.


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)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


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)

Patent Information:

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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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Gabrielle On Jul 19, 2011, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Beautiful, bright blooms in May/June in my garden.

Positive Joan On Jun 20, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Lovely little daisy. Easy and very adaptable to it's conditions.. I have two plants. One where it gets lots of water, and one where it is almost in drought conditions. Both are happy and doing well.

Positive DavidPat5 On Aug 23, 2003, DavidPat5 from Chicago, IL wrote:

Painted daisys are usually red, white or pink. The foliage is fernlike. Cut the stems to the ground after they bloom and they will flower again in late summer. They are great for cut flowers lasting almost a week. The flower heads are used to make Pyrethrum, a chemical used to kill insects.

Positive lupinelover On Jan 31, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Painted Daisies are very beautiful in the garden. Even when they are not in bloom, the ferny foliage is a real plus.


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

Auburn, Alabama
Juneau, Alaska
Palmer, Alaska
Seward, Alaska
Glen Avon, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Longmont, Colorado
Milford, Delaware
Ellijay, Georgia
Nicholson, Georgia
Nampa, Idaho
Chicago, Illinois (2 reports)
Kansas City, Kansas
Dracut, Massachusetts
Revere, Massachusetts
Hugo, Minnesota
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Kissee Mills, Missouri
Denville, New Jersey
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Belfield, North Dakota
Dayton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Molalla, Oregon
Silverton, Oregon
Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Winchester, Virginia
Spokane, Washington
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Casper, Wyoming
Cheyenne, Wyoming

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