Chrysanthemum morifolium

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat.
  • Synonyms : Chrysanthemum procumbens Blume
  • Common Name : Florist's Daisy, Hardy Garden Mum
  • Plant Family : Asparagaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 18, 28
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Chrysanthemum morifolium Plant :

  • Habit : A perennial herb with 30-90 cm. height, growing well generally in organic clay soil.
  • Leaves : Deeply lobed, dark green with fragrance.
  • Flowers : They are with head inflorescence, spreading rays are double or more and of many colors, like bright yellow, pure white to shades of red, shades of orange, coppery, bronze, lavender and pink.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : In post summer.
  • Significance : It is generally grown as an ornamental flowering plant.