Chrysanthemum carinatum, also known as painted daisy, is a fast growing, showy annual with almost succulent leaves. It's ideal for adding height to borders, and makes an excellent and long-lasting cut flower.
Chrysanthemum carinatum ‘Polar Star’ has tricoloured blooms, with white petals and a yellow halo around a central darker cushion. For best results grow in full sun in moist but well-drained soil. Pinch out the growing tips of young plants to encourage bushy growth.
Cultivar: Polar Star
Plant type: Hardy annual
Flower colour: White
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
Time to plant seeds: March to May
Flowering period: July to September
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