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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
syn. Chrysanthemum parthenium, Matricaira parthenium, Pyrethrum parthenium
Pronounced: tan-ah-SEE-tum par-THEN-ee-um
Sunset zones: All.
USDA zones: 4-9.
Height: 18-24 inches (45-60 cm).
Width: 12 inches (30 cm).
Daisy-like flowers with white ray floret surround the yellow disk florets in the center.
Hairy basal leaves.
Light, well-drained soil.
Sow seed in late winter or early spring 68°F (20°C).
Divide in spring.
Basal cuttings in spring.
Softwood cuttings in early summer.
Rainy Side Notes
This was a favorite of Victorian gardens and still is used often in the ornamental garden as well as the herb garden.
Photographed in author's garden.