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Chrysanthemum, Chinese Bo-ju-hua (Chrysanthemum morifolium) potted plant, organic

(10 customer reviews)

$15.00

Family: Aster (Asteraceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 10

(Autumn Chrysanthemum, Bo-ju-hua) Evergreen subshrub native to China, an ancient cultigen that cannot be propagated by seed.  This is a choice cultivar, flowering to 3 feet tall and equally as wide, with single-petaled flowers of cream, between 1 and 2 inches in size.  Flowering occurs in my Zone 7 garden in the fall.  Main harvest occurs around Halloween (Oct 31).  This cultivar flowers earlier than Gong-ju-hua.  Taste sweet, considered to be a superior flower for making Chrysanthemum tea. Traditional uses (TCM): one of the Chinese herbs that releases the exterior, used in treating common cold, flu, fever and heatstroke; high blood pressure, heart pain, atherosclerosis; dizziness, hearing loss, tinnitus, headache and migraine; red and swollen eyes, blurry vision; liver inflammation and toxicity; infections including staphylococcus, streptococcus and blood spirochetes.  Plant prefers sun and well-drained garden soil, frequent watering.  Space plants 2 feet apart.

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  1. Kimberly Wood

    Very hardy plant!

    Kimberly Wood (verified owner)

    Purchased this chrysanthemum early in spring for the May shipping. Bo Ju Hua is on the left. It was so tiny when it arrived, it was originally planted in a grey pot like the one the garten meister is in on the right of the photo, but when I had to move those plants under cover due to our second bout of 100+ temperatures, there were roots coming out the bottom!!! So I repotted them a size up, and was shocked at how pot bound they were! These guys survived shipping, the worst heat wave ever (118) and a second heat wave only being pulled under a deck roof for the worst days and you’d never know, unlike the sad fushia that lost most of its leaves to the heat. I don’t know if these plants will outgrow their current pots next year or not. I’d put them in the ground, but it’s a mud pie for months and I wouldn’t be able to shelter them in the event of terrible weather.

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  2. Megan

    Megan

    Thank you for the beautiful and healthy plant. I appreciated the instructions too. In one month the plant has grown three times its original size. Very happy.

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  3. First Harvest Bo-Ju-Hua

    Beautiful, Healthy and Hearty

    First Harvest Bo-Ju-Hua (verified owner)

    Ours arrived early Spring. We put it in a huge pot on the Southern side of the house. Found it preferred early sun, not afternoon after seeing drooping in the heat. It flourished on the Southeast ern side of the house and my daughter and I just harvested a very good amount of tea blooms for it’s first Autumn! Very excited for next year as we learned a lot this year. Highly recommend!

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  4. LCL

    Bounce back from shipping

    LCL (verified owner)

    Mine arrived in Zone 5 at the end of April, and spent the next couple weeks losing all 4 leaves it had arrived with. I had put it in a sunny spot with good drainage and watered when it didn’t rain so I didn’t know what was wrong. Not to fear! New leaves are now growing in, 1 month after arrival. Looks like it will be just fine, excited for tea in the fall.

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  5. Isaiah

    Isaiah (verified owner)

    Brought a plant of this earlier this year and I am blown away! The growth was vigorous, the flowers abundant and beautiful, and shes tonka tough. No pest or disease problems at all. Thinking of growing more of these and selling the tea to local cafes next year 🙂 Hopefully, she can survive the winters here in the Hudson Valley. Thank you so much

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