The annual Chrysanthemums are natives of Europe
and North Africa.
From Morocco comes the Tricolour Chrysanthemum,
Chrysanthemum carinatum. With lobed leaves and two- to three-feet
stems bearing large single flowers, two and a
half inches across, with ray petals of white,
red, purple or yellow, with a brightly coloured
ring at the central disc of purple.
The European and native Chrysanthemum segetum is the Corn
Marigold, with one- to two-feet high very branching
stems bearing two-inch single flowers in sprays,
yellow to white in the type, but varying to canary-yellow
with chocolate-coloured centres in varieties of
The Garland Chrysanthemum or Crown Daisy is Chrysanthemum
coronarium, from southern Europe, with single
yellow and white flowers set off with a cream
zone at the centre.
There is also a double-flowered form.
The seeds of these species may be sown in March
or April where the plants are to bloom, and thinned
to a foot apart.
Propagation is from seed.
The flowering season is in late summer.
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