Height: 4 to 60 inches (10 to 150 cm).
Flower Details: Purple, red, white, pink, yellow. Yellow eyes. Daisy-like ray and disc florets. Button-like. Clusters.
Growing Regios: Zones 1-10
Flowers: Spring and summer.
Foliage: Lobed. Pinnate.
Sow Outside: Cover seed. Beginning of spring or autumn. Spacing 8 to 30 inches (10 to 75 cm).
Sow Inside: Germination time: three weeks to two months. Temperature 55°F (13°C). Two months in advance. Transplant outdoors just before the expected last frost or in autumn.
Requirements: Full sunlight. Good drainage. Soil pH 6 to 7.5. Average soil. Pinch tips. Once blooming has finished trim lightly and give a feed; this often results in an additional bloom. Propagate: dividing in the spring.
How to Grow
The seeds of Pyrethrum / Tanacetum species such as Painted daisy and Feverfew can be sown out in early autumn or early spring; once sown lightly cover the painted daisy seeds. They like to grow in a sunny part of the garden that has good drainage, and a soil of pH 6 to 7.5. The Pyrethrum plants should be spaced from 20cm (small varieties) to 60cm (large Pyrethrum species) apart. If growing indoors first then sow the seeds about two months in advance. The Pyrethrum seeds should take about 3 to 9 weeks to germinate at 12 degrees centigrade. They can be transplanted outdoors either in autumn or before the last frost of spring.