Chrysanthemum Pure White
Chrysanthemum Paludosum flowers are a delightful and versatile, perennial flowering plant apart of the Asteraceae family.
Chrysanthemum contains a natural insecticide chemical called Pyrethrin that naturally repels pests and kills a variety of insects that could be damaging to your garden, thus this plant is best used for pest control.
They produce white and yellow petals that encircle a golden center. The leaves are deeply lobed and feathery like, dark green in colour. The average height of Chrysanthemums is 60cm.
Chrysanthemum flowers are 100% edible, but the flavour varies widely from plant to plant, they can be sweet, tangy, bitter or even peppery.
Produces a Natural Insecticide called Pyrethrin:
- Pyrethrin is a natural neurotoxin that attacks the nervous system of all insects, however, is not harmful to mammals or birds.
- Pyrethrin is quickly becoming a first-choice pest control for many growers due to the fact that it is biodegradable, breaks down with light and oxygen exposure and it is completely natural.
- Chrysanthemum can be used to repel: aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, harlequin bugs, ticks, pickle worms and root nematodes.
Chrysanthemum is a good companion plant:
- Due to its ability to repel pests with the natural neurotoxin Pyrethrin, Chrysanthemums can be used as a great companion plant to keep your garden beds pest free.
Contains an array of health benefits:
- Chrysanthemums have been used in Chinese medicine for hundreds of years.
- Chrysanthemums are high in many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
- Potassium: having enough potassium in the body can reduce the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and infertility.
- Iron: this is vital for growth development as well as transporting oxygen through the blood.
- Chrysanthemums are also a great source of magnesium and phosphorus.
How To Use
- Season: Best planted in Spring
- Germinate: 14-21 days
- Depth: 3mm
- Spacing: 30 x 30cm
- Harvest: 18 - 20 weeks
- Height: 60cm
- Flowering Season: Summer
- Exposure: Full Sun
Ideal growing conditions:
- Chrysanthemum prefers well-drained soil that has been treated with compost and other organic soil amendments.
- The plant can grow in warmer weather however, they prefer a cooler climate.
- Chrysanthemum should be planted in a spot protected from wind.
How to make your own Natural Chrysanthemum Insecticide Dust
- Harvest some fresh Chrysanthemum flowers from your garden.
- Ensure this is done before the flowers begin to wilt.
- Lay the harvested flowers out evenly in a well circulated area to dry.
- Once dried, grind/blend the flowers into a fine powder and store in a cool, dry place.
- Sprinkle the fine powder around the plants that are prone to pests when needed.
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