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

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$15.00$40.00

Family: Aster (Asteraceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 10

(Autumn Chrysanthemum, Huangshan gongju) Evergreen subshrub native to China and hardy to 0 degrees F, 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.

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  1. Jenn

    Beautiful medicine

    Jenn (verified owner)

    This beauty is blooming when even the asters seem to be going to bed for the winter. It’s currently getting shaded part of the day by a fig tree, but doesn’t seem to mind about anything. It’s planted next to an olive tree and in front of ashitaba. I had a hard time keeping the slugs off of them when they were small, but they’re thriving now. The chickens ate all the new growth when it was about 12″ tall and now we have twice as many flowers! They’re so beautiful that I can’t bear to pick them. I love this medicine for my eyes. Second to none. ??

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  2. Question

    Roby Gobeil

    Hi, do you have some seeds of the Gong-ju-hua??

    Thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Roby,
      The Ju-hua are sterile cultigens, they don’t make seeds.
      Richo

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    • Eden Peart

      hi Ricco,
      Thank you for your work!

      Will I be able to grow Chinese chrysanthemum in zone 11b KAUAI?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Eden,
      These are listed up to Zone 10 only. As one who always pushes the limits on zones and does not suffer from zonophobia, I would be the last to tell you not to try.
      Richo

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  3. Question

    Safa

    Hi, how many plants should I get if I would like to start a small Ju Hua orchard? Would they propagate naturally? Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Safa,
      You can start a patch with 3 plants. They spread out from the crown. You can make cuttings after they become better established, and produce more plants to widen the patch.
      Richo

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    • Sara

      Thank you! Do you ship to Mexico? What is the difference between bo and gong juhua

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Safa,
      Sorry, we cannot ship plants to Mexico. The bo and gong are carefully described in the monographs–there are many differences–please read the monographs and it will answer your question.
      Richo

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    • Sara

      Hello, around what size are the plants that one would receive ?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Sara,
      We aim to give a big enough plant to assure your success. These particular plants will be in 3 or 4 inch pots and low-growing at this season would be preferable to etiolated.
      Richo

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    • maggie rich e (verified owner)

      When can I transplant outside?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Maggie, Acclimatize slowly to outdoor culture and plant out anytime after they have hardened off. These are extremely cold-hardy once they are established in place.
      Richo

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    • linda schultz (verified owner)

      hi/i have both the bo-ju-hua and the gong-ju-hua. i am in zone 6/mid missouri. both plants are great growers. the gong-ju-hua bloomed the first year, but not the last 2. the bo-ju-hua is in it’s 2nd year(?) and hasn’t bloomed. should i be pruning back in mid summer or just let them be? how to get blossoms? thanks

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Linda,
      These both flower late in the season and you may be getting frost before they are ready to flower. I do think that trimming the bushes back in the fall or even maybe as you say midsummer may help them make flowers earlier so you can benefit from them.
      Richo

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