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


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. Kimberly Wood

    Very hardy plant!

    Kimberly Wood (verified owner)

    Purchased this chrysanthemum early in spring for the May shipping. Gong Ju Hua is center. 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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    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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