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propagating perennials: Pyrethrum-Painted Daisy
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pyrethrum-Painted Daisy

Propagating Pyrethrum of Painted Daisy can be done in the spring or fall by digging up and dividing the crown similar to the Chrysanthemum to which it is related, but since it flowers in late spring to early summer you might want to divide in the fall and make certain the transplants receive ample amounts of water. As some of you may know pyrethrum is used as an insecticide which does not leave a long lasting residue. The colors of the blooms are either white, pick or red with yellow centers. The plants prefer an alkaline based moist well draining soil in full sun and can grow up to 12"-18" in height. Like most fragrant plants Painted Daisy is deer resistant and is also deciduous.

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