How to Grow Chrysanthemum | Guide to Growing Chrysanthemum

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How to Grow Chrysanthemum | Guide to Growing Chrysanthemum  



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A favorite tea in East Asia, Chrysanthemum has a light and soothing flavor that is suitable for any time or occasion. This tea is rich in range of vitamins from iron, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and potassium and more. When brewed, it produces a light brown color, a strong citrus-like aroma, and strong sweet taste & long lasting sweet aftertaste.



6-20 days at 70° F

2 years

Moist, well-drained soil

Full sun

Flower, leaf

12-20" apart

60-80 days

Growing Guide
Chrysanthemum can grow to approximately 6" in height, and will produce large thick yellow blooms with white-tipped petals.


Start indoors in flats 6-8 weeks prior to the average last frost of the spring. Small seeds should be tamped lightly into the surface of the soil-medium or covered with a very thin layer. Seeds are light dependant and should not be buried. Germination should take place between approximately 1-3 weeks.


Chrysanthemum prefers full sun and will do best with moist, rich, well-drained soil. Do not allow soil to dry out.

To promote more blooms, you can periodically pinch off the top growth and first set of leaves, starting when the plant reaches a height of 6" and continuing this until late June. Doing every two weeks or so early in the season will help promote fuller plants with more blooms.


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Harvesting Guide
Flowers can be collected once they bloom by pinching off. Leaves can be collected and eaten as a green from mid summer on.


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