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CHRYSANTHEMUM multicaule

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM multicaule

Plant Common Name

Golden Raindrop Daisy

General Description

Golden raindrop daisy, also known as yellow daisy, is a low-growing annual that blooms in a profusion of cheerful yellow flowers in mid to late spring, or during any cool season growing period. Native to Algeria in northern Africa, this species has smooth, fleshy green leaves rising from the plant's base and creating a mat. The daisy flowers are broad and rise well above the leaves.

Golden raindrop daisy needs an average, well-drained soil that can be either dry or moist. Full sun to partial shade are acceptable exposures, but in hotter regions, partial shade is more important as summer progresses. This plant likes cool temperatures, and in mild winter regions, the plant may survive for a second year. In short-summer locales, the plant may flower continuously up until the first frost in late summer. Often golden raindrop daisy will be sold as seedlings to be planted out in the cool autumn months, or first thing in the spring.

Use it as a bedding plant, in containers and windowboxes, or as an easily sown flower to grow haphazardly among rocks in the garden or on a hillside. The cultivar 'Moonlight' is esteemed regarded for producing lemony-yellow flowers.

Characteristics

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Annual

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall

  • Native To

    Northern Africa

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes