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Chrysanthemum, Tricolor Daisy

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Heirloom painted daisy from Morocco.

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This "painted daisy" was introduced from Morocco 200 years ago. The plants are about 2 ft. tall and bushy, topped in midsummer with bright daisies in a riot of colors;red, white or yellow, ringed with scarlet, mahogany, orange or rust. Flowers 3" across. Excellent cut flowers.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

24 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

8 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Cut Flowers

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

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Full Sun
24 inches
8 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Cut Flowers
Life Cycle
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Bloom Duration
8 weeks
Chrysanthemum, Tricolor Daisy is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Daisies Tricolor daisies didn't grow well at all. Very small, not thriving at all.
Date published: 2012-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from gorgeous unique flowers These flowers so beautiful and unique that I'm going to the trouble of growing them from seed again this year! Each flower is a slightly different color, and in very unique muted but colorful shades. They handled dry soil and strong sun, and probably needed staking, but I didn't do it. They grew well kinda flopped over, and were still beautiful.
Date published: 2010-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty but small These flowers are quite unusual and very pretty. The description notes that the flowers are 3" across, not quite. Mine were about half that size. However, still a pretty flower but don't expect big blooms. Also a very hearty plant... my gardener mowed over these thinking they were weeds earlier in the spring. They bounced back despite the hack job and now are blooming.
Date published: 2009-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Pretty Don't let the picture fool you. This flower is not as full as it appears. The rings of color are more white/burgandy/yellow. It is a petite flower. I was still in awe of how beautiful it turned out to be. I was not quite as attentive as I should have been with them, but they there were still plenty of small buds. It took longer to flower than I thought also. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something different!!
Date published: 2006-12-04
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