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PlantFiles: Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum japonicum

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chrysanthemum (kris-AN-the-mum) (Info)
Species: japonicum (juh-PON-ih-kum) (Info)

Synonym:Artemisia japonica
Synonym:Artemisia mandschurica
Synonym:Artemisia subintegra

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

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

Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive saya On Mar 10, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

I 've grown these as a vegetable. I 've found these special tasty for an exotic stir-frying dish in good oil with a little seasoning. I 've used the leaves and soft stems of young can also take some of the young flowerbuds too. The yellow flowers are pretty and give good cutflowers for in a vase. In my zone they 're not hardy. It is said that skin contact with some members of this genus can cause dermatitis or other allergic reactions in some people...but in my experience I 've noticed none of this...although I 'm a very skin sensitive person.

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