Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Pacific Chrysanthemum, Gold-and-Silver Chrysanthemum, Silver and Gold Chrysanthemum
Ajania pacifica

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ajania (a-JAN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: pacifica (pa-SIF-ik-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Chrysanthemum pacificum
Synonym:Leucanthemum pacificum

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

17 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Grown for foliage

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

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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Click thumbnail
to view:

By Joy
Thumbnail #1 of Ajania pacifica by Joy

By Joy
Thumbnail #2 of Ajania pacifica by Joy

By Joy
Thumbnail #3 of Ajania pacifica by Joy

By Floridian
Thumbnail #4 of Ajania pacifica by Floridian

By mystic
Thumbnail #5 of Ajania pacifica by mystic

By mystic
Thumbnail #6 of Ajania pacifica by mystic

By Happenstance
Thumbnail #7 of Ajania pacifica by Happenstance

There are a total of 17 photos.
Click here to view them all!


7 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive poeciliopsis On Feb 27, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- I grow Chrysanthemum pacificum in my xeric succulent garden. As long as it has medium shade it seems to need little water. Mine gets water once a month in summer and none in winter. I have had no luck with it in locations with light shade that include some afternoon sun. I have also found it doesn't do well with dense shade. It starts easily from cuttings.

Positive eclayne On Nov 19, 2010, eclayne from East Longmeadow, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Don't believe the plant spacing or height numbers! With good sun and decent soil she'll reach 30-36" in width. Beautiful foliage. Nice flower display for late November here in Z6. Super easy to propagate from cuttings. Cut back to ground in spring. Provides two different appearances depending on pruning. If cut back in July by 1/3rd-1/2 she'll be a dense clump. Left alone she'll grow to between 24" and 30" with a more open form. I like both.

Positive opmeer On Jan 18, 2010, opmeer from Houston, TX wrote:

i have had this plant for 3 years in a north facing flower bed it blooms every year and survived the last hard freeze.|I love its,beautifull leaves and is very easy to take care of. Bought it at lowe's s it looked unusual, I didn't dream it would last this long

Positive terrora On Nov 20, 2009, terrora wrote:

Love this guy and the little ball flowers....the leaves are lovely on their own. Found it at our herbal farm. Since it gets hot here during our summers, it does well in a pot by our back fence with mid afternoon sun. I'm thinking of planting it in ground by our front side fence, it would spread there nicely and get a little more sun for more flowers without getting burned.
Playin' in the Dirt, (^_~)Terrora

Positive jambu On Sep 26, 2005, jambu from West Palm Beach, FL wrote:

Here in Palm Beach, it looks and peforms best with morning sun and a solid shading in the afternoon. Occasional stem dieback during height of rainy season, but strong fresh growth of other stems diminishes visual impact of dying stems.

Positive sterhill On May 12, 2005, sterhill from Atlanta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Atlanta - I would never have thought this was a Chrysanthemum. I bought it labeled as a euphorbia! I was recently corrected by a woman who has it growing in her shade garden. So much for full sun requirements. I have mine in a large pot in full sun.

It roots readily - like most mums - by sticking a piece of it in the dirt. Lovely plant.

Positive SalmonMe On Apr 25, 2005, SalmonMe from Springboro, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

There was a beautiful Silver and Gold chrysanthemum in the display gardens at my favorite nursery in Virginia. It's foliage was so striking that I made sure to make a mental note of the name. I have since moved to Ohio and had forgotten about the plant until I came across it in a local nursery. I bought one right away and am very excited to now have it in my garden :) The flowers are nice, too, but the foliage is the real knockout. Great accent plant for it's bold texture and variegated foliage.


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

Gadsden, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama
Phenix City, Alabama
Vincent, Alabama
Phoenix, Arizona
Little Rock, Arkansas
Chula Vista, California
Elk Grove, California
Oakland, California
Vacaville, California
Palm Beach, Florida
Shalimar, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Westminster, Maryland
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Westport Point, Massachusetts
Montauk, New York
Bridgeton, North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Winston Salem, North Carolina (2 reports)
Haviland, Ohio
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Conway, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Colmesneil, Texas
Desoto, Texas
Garland, Texas
Houston, Texas
Lewisville, Texas
Liberty Hill, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Herriman, Utah
Manassas, Virginia
Kalama, Washington

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America