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Tanacetum coccineum

 
Tanacetum coccineum
painted daisy
Tanacetum coccineum

Synonym(s) Pyrethrum roseum; Chrysanthemum coccineum
Common name painted daisy
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pink-red with yellow eye (May-June)
Size 24"
Light full sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinates at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly July

Compact tufts of fine-cut foliage, from which flower stalks rise in May. Good cutflowers. Deadhead/cut back to promote rebloom. The 'James Kelway' cultivar is sometimes described as having scarlet flowers. Ours is more a magenta, but we like it anyway.

painted daisy
Cute tufts of green in early spring
Tanacetum coccineum
This one (probably a volunteer) surprised me with its deeper shade of red

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed ex 'Robinson mix' from '00 garden. Baggy 70F (70%G, 4-7d)
  2. 'James Kelway' seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F (70%G, 4-7d)
  3. Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F (90%G, 4-8d)


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