Chrysanthemum segetum (Corn marigold)

Full Sun
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Plant Overview

This lovely wildflower is a magnet for bees and butterflies and other pollinators. It was ranked very highly, in terms of nectar production (showing particular value in the role of nectar-provider for insects), in a UK survey of meadow species' production of nectar sugar and pollen. Possibly not strictly native, but certainly naturalised and known to have been known in the UK since at least the 12th century.

Long blooming period, through most of the summer. The tall flower stems can be used for cut flowers, which last well in the vase.

Height x Spread: 50cm x 50cm

This biennial will self-seed or you can collect seed and sprinkle them to extend their coverage.

Common names: Corn Marigold; Corn Daisy

Synymn: Glebionis segetum 




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All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
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