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Chrysanthemum vulgare - common tansy

    Chrysanthemum vulgare - common tansy


    Chrysanthemum vulgare, also known as common or wild chrysanthemum, is a perennial plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is native to Europe and Asia and has been widely cultivated for its showy flowers.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 60-90cm (24-36in)
    • Spread: 45-60cm (18-24in)
    • Flower color: pink, purple, white, yellow, red
    • Flowering period: August to October
    • Foliage: green, serrated leaves
    • Sunlight requirements: full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: well-draining soil with a pH of 6.5-7.5
    • Hardiness Zone: 3

    Chrysanthemum vulgare can be used in mixed borders, as edging or ground cover, or in cottage gardens. It is also a great addition to cut flower arrangements.

    Chrysanthemum vulgare is known for its long blooming period, which makes it a great choice for adding color to the garden in late summer and fall. It is also a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of soil and weather conditions. Additionally, its flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies.

    Companion Plants:

    • Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy': The deep red flowers of this perennial add a bold pop of color next to the pink blooms of Chrysanthemum vulgare.
    • Monarda 'Raspberry Wine': The deep red flowers of this perennial create a bold contrast against the bright pink blooms of Chrysanthemum vulgare.
    • Aster 'Wood's Pink': The delicate pink flowers of this perennial make a great contrast with the bright pink blooms of Chrysanthemum vulgare.

    Care Instructions:
    Chrysanthemum vulgare prefers well-draining soil with a neutral pH. It should be planted in full sun to partial shade and watered regularly. Deadheading the spent flowers can help promote continued blooming. In colder climates, it is recommended to cut the plant back to a few inches above the ground in the fall to help protect the roots.

    Final Thoughts:
    Chrysanthemum vulgare is a classic plant that has been cultivated for centuries. Its showy flowers and long blooming period make it a great addition to any garden. With proper care and maintenance, this plant will provide color and beauty for years to come.