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Chrysanthemum segetum

Corn marigold

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife


Half hardy

Skill level


photo by Lynn Keddie, copyright GAP Photos (227213)

Plant details

These are prolific plants for a sunny well-drained border, covered with bright golden yellow, single daisy-like flowers throughout the main summer season. They flowers are complemented by attractive ferny grey green foliage. Plants will self-seed easily, making this an ideal plant for a wild flower meadow or natural planting scheme.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Chrysanthemum

Species: segetum

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

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