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Chrysanthemum, Chinese Gong-ju-hua (Chrysanthemum morifolium) plant in a 4 inch pot, organic

(1 customer review)

$16.00

Family: Aster (Asteraceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 10

(Autumn Chrysanthemum, Huangshan gongju) Evergreen subshrub native to China, an ancient cultigen that cannot be propagated by seed.  This is a choice cultivar with small, fall to early winter blossoming flowers of yellow and cream.  Strong flavor, taste sweet to slightly bitter, a superior flower for making Chrysanthemum tea. The main harvest of these flowers occurs in my Zone 7 garden around November 15, significantly later than the Bo-ju-hua cultivar.  Plant prefers sun and well-drained garden soil, frequent watering.  Space plants 2 feet apart.

Plant in a 4-inch pot,  Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Sierra

    How tall do these plants get , and would they make good cut flowers?
    Any other plants that bloom around this time?
    Thank you!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi sierra, they get about waist high. the flowers are distributed on the surface of the plant, not on long stalks like one would want for a cutflower. Our passionflowers are particularly nice this time of year–loaded with blossoms. our datura “moonflower” is also in full display. Our tulsi is in rampant flower. The fragrant aster is of course an awesome late season choice. So, too, the autumn mandrake. Wow, come to think of it, the landscape is loaded with flowers this time of year!

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  2. Question

    pyroinsanity13

    So this cultigen cannot be propagated by seed. Does that mean it cannot produce viable seeds? Or can it produce seeds that grow into a different variety? Or can it produce viable seeds if cross pollinated by another variety?
    Thanks

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hollo pyro, thanks for your inquiry. the plant is sterile, makes no seeds, and can be propagated only from cuttings. this is standard for chinese chrysanthemum ju-hua, it is no surprise. richo

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    • pyroinsanity13

      Some vendors that I don’t know are selling Chrysanthemum morifolium seeds. Is there no such thing?
      Is there another similar perenial species of tea mums that grows from seeds?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      right, there is no such thing, let the buyer beware

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  3. Question

    elephanttree62

    Hi Richo,
    Can Chinese chrysanthemums be grown indoors, or do they need to be outdoors? I live north of Seattle, in Zone 8b. Thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hello el, thanks for writing. I note that these chines chrysanthemums are very cold hardy and bushy, it is not the kind of plant i would recommend for inside growing, they tend to get buggy indoors. Is your aloe collection completely filled out? Because winter is coming and aloes make great indoor companions in the pacific nw. Our aloe offerings just keep getting nicer as the plants flourish and increase. richo

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    sdb139

    This plant is so hardy! I’m in zone 9 and it has doubled in size every year since I got it, and it produces more blooms than I could ever keep up with. It makes the best tea!

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