White dwarf chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum paludosum) is a charming annual plant sprinkled with a plethora of tiny white flowers. This small plant grows maximum 30 cm tall and takes on a compact habit. It grows rapidly, forming thick carpet of dark green, strongly fragranced leaves and myriads of white, daisy-like flowers. Snow-white blooms with yellow centres appear on the plants continuously from spring until autumn. Dwarf chrysanthemum blooms long and exuberantly, while its flowers are eagerly visited by bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. This plant is fitted for covering larger areas, can also be grown on lower borders, in rock gardens and alongside walls and paths. It fits into balcony pots and boxes, too.
Growing dwarf chrysanthemum from seeds is easy. Seeds should be sown in early spring at home into boxes or seeding trays. Germination starts after 10 to 20 days, but seedlings can be transplanted to the garden only after the last spring frosts. At that time we could also sow directly to soil. This plant thrives on sunny sites and requires moist soils rich in nutrients for proper growth.
Each package contains 0.2 g of white dwarf chrysanthemum seeds. The package information contains a growing guide and the sow-by date.
- Weight: 0.2 g
- Height: up to 30 cm
- Use: Ornamental - carpet bedding, lower borders, rock gardens, alongside walls and paths, containers
- Flowering period: Spring - autumn
- Growth form: compact, spreading
- Flower colour: white with yellow centres
- Vegetation form: annual
- Foliage: dark green
- Site: sunny; moist soil rich in nutrients