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Pyrethrum roseum = Chrysanthemum coccineum

Common Name(s):
Pyrethrum
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

Pyrethrum is also called "Painted daisy" for its bright flowers in shades of red and pink. It is the source of the organic insecticide, Pyrethrum, and the chemical model for synthetic pyrethroids used in most household bug sprays. Pyrethrum is not long lived in the garden, but can be started easily from seed to renew plantings.

Season:
Early summer
Height:
12-24 in.
Flower Color:
White, pink, red with yellow center
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7
Propagation:
Division early spring or fall, seed
Exposure:
Partial shade to full sun
Soil:
Well drained
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont
Origin:
Western Asia

NCCES plant id: 771

Pyrethrum roseum = Chrysanthemum coccineum Pyrethrum roseum = Chrysanthemum coccineum