Garland Chrysanthemum

Glebionis coronarium

Annual Chrysanthemum, Crown Daisy, Edible Chrysanthemum

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A yellow Glebionis coronaria flower with green leaves
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A strongly aromatic, edible, annual herb that are easy to grow. The daisy-like flowers grow en masse which forms a vigorous and lush bush. To have a constant supply of delicious and nutritious mini-sized greens at home, consider growing this interesting 'daisy'. This plant used to be classified as a Chrysanthemum, recent analysis has placed it in the genus Glebionis.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Summer

Harvesting

They are ready for harvesting about 50 days from sowing. Harvest the entire plant or pinch the main stems. Allow seedheads to dry on plants, remove and collect seeds.

Propagation

Seed

Sowing time best during autumn with a spacing of 30 cm. Germination time takes between 10-18 days.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Attracts insects like bees and butterflies.

Attractive flowers

The ray flowers are white and yellow to the base, single-petaled, and daisy like.

Special features

Origin

Mediterranean

Natural climate

Temperate and Mediterranean

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible

Mainly the leaves, eaten raw or roughly chopped and added to soups or broths.

Notes

Ornamental. Culinary

Personality

Family

Asteraceae

Flower colour

White, Yellow

Scent

Mild

Problems

Garland Chrysanthemum has no known pests.
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