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Chrysanthemum maximum (Asteraceae)
A hardy perennial, forming dense colonies once established. Native to Europe, it has naturalized throughout all regions of the United States. The white petalled flowers with golden yellow centers are borne individually on single erect stems. Compared to its cousin, the Ox-Eyed Daisy, Shasta Daisies generally grow 6 to 12 inches taller and have a larger flower head diameter. Prefers full sun to partial shade in fertile soil.
Average planting success with this species: 70%
Height: 1-3 feet
Germination: 15-30 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 70F
Sowing depth: 1/16"
Blooming period: June-July
Average seeds per pound: 436,000
Seeding rate: 5 lbs. per acre
1 oz Covers: 545 sq. ft.
Suggested use: Excellent as a ground cover or border plant since the foliage is attractive and remains green all year.
Miscellaneous: An ideal cut flower, lasting up to 10 days in arrangements.