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Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (Asteraceae)
A hardy perennial, often forming dense colonies once established. A native of Europe, it has naturalized throughout all regions of the United States. The leaves are very thick, and feel leathery to the touch. Flowers are pure white with mustard-yellow centers, individually borne on single erect stems. Prefers fertile soil, in full sun or partial shade. Competes well with grasses.
Average planting success with this species: 70%
Height: 1-2 feet
Germination: 15-30 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 70F
Sowing depth: 1/16"
Blooming period: May-July
Average seeds per pound: 859,000
Seeding rate: 5 lbs. per acre
1 oz Covers: 545 sq. ft.
Suggested use: Excellent as a ground cover or border since the foliage is attractive and remains green year round.
Miscellaneous: An ideal cut flower for arrangements lasting up to ten days. A prolific reseeder.