Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Polar Star'

Corn marigold

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Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife


Half hardy

Skill level


Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Polar Star'

Plant details

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.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Chrysanthemum

Species: carinatum

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

Height: 75cm

Spread: 40cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Flowering period: July to September

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