Shingiku Edible Chrysanthemum, Crown Daisy (Organic)

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Glebionis coronaria

Edible chrysanthemum, both flowers and leaves are delicious and nutritious.  Leaves have a succulent bite and range from very mild and juicy to slightly mustardy depending on age. We prefer to pick leaves when young, or wait for the flower heads which brighten any bowl of salad. Plant can be kept small by harvesting the young leaves, but full flowering height reaches 36-48”. Adds a nice wildflower feed to the garden.  Flower petals pale yellow near center, dark yellow on edges. Use petals to spruce up any dish.  

Though they're an annual these self sow so well you'll probably never have to replant them.

How to grow it: 

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant

Sun

Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing

70

Not rec.

7-14 d.

Light

Full to shade

1/8”

6”/12”

Direct-sow seeds in spring a few weeks before the last frost date under 1/2" soil. Thin to 6" apart, with 18" between rows. Self-sows very readily, so clip heads as they go to seed if you don't want volunteers next year! Will handle a mild frost no problem.

Seed specs: Packet size- 200 seeds min.