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Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Polar Star'

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

Chrysanthemum carinatum, also known as painted daisy are fast growing, branched annuals with almost succulent leaves. They are ideal for adding height to borders, as well as interest with its unusual and long lasting flowers. Encourage bushy plants by pinching them back when they are young. They grow best in full sun and in soil that is slightly moist. Chrysanthemum carinatum  ‘Polar Star’ produces pale yellow blooms, zoned in orange. 

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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