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

(8 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.  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. Question

    Linh

    Do u have seeds of this one – Chrysanthemum

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Linh, Thanks for contacting. Ju-hua is produced by cuttings only–the plant doesn’t make seeds. Richo

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  2. Question

    Kristin Leggett

    Hello 🙂 I was hoping you could possibly help with my question. I did a bit of research first but was curious to hear from you if you could possibly share any info on the difference between Bo-ju-hua and Gong-ju-hua?? My research mentioned the Bo being superior to the Gong. Have you discovered this in working with the two varieties of what I thought was only one???? Thank you!!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Kristen, Bo-ju-hua is official. The flowers of this cultivar make up the standard herb in TCM. Other cultivars are interesting in their own right. There’s a thorough go-through of the different cultivars and what to expect from them in my book “making plant medicine.” If you have an interest in Ju-hua, make sure to hit waitlist. We’re going to put up a large number more for sale before spring hits. richo

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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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    • Karin

      Dear Richo – would the chrysanthemums and daisies be counter indicated for low blood pressure in TCM or traditional usage? I was told Chrysanthemum and goji berry tea is traditionally used to strengthen eyes, but want to educate myself about the blood pressure aspect.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      My feeling is that a tea of chrysanthemum and goji is well-tolerated by almost everyone. richo

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    • Ashley Quamme

      Hi Richo I’d like to plant near my lavender bush. Would these make good companions? Also, what is the average height or spread of this variety?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Ashley,
      Thanks for contacting! The bo-ju-hua flowers to 3 feet and spreads equally as wide. Both Lavender and bo-ju-hua prefer full sun and a fast-draining soil, so it should be fine to have them near eachother. One difference is that I water my ju-hua more frequently than my lavenders. Richo

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  4. Question

    Eunice

    When will you be restocking these? I cannot seem to find them anywhere else. Thank you!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Eunice,
      We will definitely have bo-ju-hua again in season, in the spring of 2021. Hit “waitlist”
      Richo

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    • Monda R

      My plants did very well even after re-potting them. Except now the deep rich green color on the leaves is turning light green and while leaves are dropping off new one are starting. Any suggestions to help them regain the rich green color?

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    • One person found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      At this time of year, they need lots of water. If you cut them back and water them, the new growth will be healthier.

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  5. 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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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      thank you for taking care of this plant. they are incredibly robust that way, everyone take note on what can be accomplished with a little TLC.

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  6. 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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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Yes, Ju-hua does indeed respond vigorously to the right attentions. Now that its fall, our’s are covered in blossoms, you remind me to go out there and pick some tea! Richo

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    • One person found this helpful

      Patrick A Woods

      I’m curious to know if it over-wintered well. I am considering planting some this year in the Albany/Hudson area.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Patrick,
      The plants in the field overwintered well despite nominal flooding. The potted plants in the outdoor nursery overwintered well and are already being sent out to fulfill early orders. After those sell out, orders will be fulfilled with greenhoused plants that are growing fast and will require acclimatization to cold. That would be what you would get if you ordered now.
      Richo

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  7. Cathie Haynes

    Cathie Haynes (verified owner)

    Fabulously healthy plants in 4″ pots that have extra depth for roots to form have recently arrived at my home at MuRefuge. GREAT instructions accompanied the recent arrival of 2 of these plants. I am growing these for the flowers to make a well steeped tea to aid in the reduction of my inner ocular pressure. THANK YOU!!!!!!

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    • Simmy

      Hi, I was wondering if you were going to get more of these in stock? I am feeling very drawn to them! Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Yes, we have many of these in process and I’ll endeavor to e-mail you when they come back online. Richo

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    • Harris

      When will these be restocked?

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    • Diana

      Admin Diana

      Spring 2020 at the latest.

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    • Taylor Fielding

      Very Hardy. Drought and Cold resistant. I bought a couple cuts 3 years back and they have propagated by cutting very well. Produces tons of beautiful cream yellow flowers that bees go crazy for. Makes excellent chrysanthemum tea (Ju-Hua). Greenhouse specimens did suffer from some mealybugs and scale, but quickly recovered

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    • Sarah

      Good afternoon.

      Do you ship to London?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Sarah,
      We cannot ship plants to London, and we do ship seeds to London, but chinese chrysanthemum makes no seeds. richo

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    • Tam

      Do you Ship To Hawaii? Thanks

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Tam, Yes, we’re a state certified nursery–we ship daily to Hawaii. Richo

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    • ramintasm (verified owner)

      I’m in zone 6a and would like to know the best way to overwinter this chrysanthemum.
      Last year I tried growing it directly in the soil; sadly, no luck. This year I have it in a pot, and the plants are thriving. Do I overwinter them in the same pots or try to plant them in the ground after they finish blooming, which is looking to be probably some time in Nov.? Thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      My vote would be to keep it potted up and give it some protection through the winter. A cold greenhouse would be perfect.

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    • Chad

      Do you ship to Canada?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Plants, no, but I can recommend Richters herbs in Ontario. We do ship seeds to Canada daily.

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    • Mandy Y Luu

      Hello Richio,

      Are the bo ju hua ready? I saw the picture on this recent email. I have been waiting on the waitlist for more than a year. I really want to get one plant. I had one a few years ago, and the flowers smell fabulous. But it died. I have been wanting to get one eversince. Thank you.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Mandy,
      Yes, we enabled hundreds of these and they sold out. I am going to enable 1 for you right now–please get it!
      Richo

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