Tanacetum species (Painted or Michaelmas Daisy)

These daisies are another old fashioned garden favorite. Though they bloom at different times of the year, both will bloom over a period of 3-4 weeks and may rebloom if cut back after first bloom. Finely divided aromatic leaves characterize these plants formerly classified as Chrysanthemums. Provide both with full sun to partial shade, sandy well-drained soil and twice-a-week watering. Not bothered by rabbits, squirrels nor deer.

  • Coccineum (Painted Daisy) — 1-2 ft. tall by 2 ft. wide; white, pink, or red flowers from May-June
  • Parthenium (Feverfew) — 2 ft. tall by 1 ft. wide; light green leaves; white flowers from July-August
Category:  Perennial
Water Use:  Moderate
Sun Exposure:  Part Shade
Height x Spread:  N/A
Native:  No
Color:  White, pink, red
Bees:  Yes
Birds:  No
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  Yes
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance: No
Soil:  N/A
Fall Color:  No
Bloom Time:  Spring