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Pyrethrum roseum = Chrysanthemum coccineum

Common Name(s):

Description

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.

Propagation:  Division early spring or fall, seed

Cultivars:
Tags:
#red#white#pink#sun#yellow#partial shade#summer#perennial
Cultivars:
Tags:
#red#white#pink#sun#yellow#partial shade#summer#perennial
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pyrethrum
    Species:
    roseum
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Western Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No