Corn Marigold

Chrysanthemum segetum

Corn Marigold - Chrysanthemum segetum

Common Name: Corn Marigold
Genus: Chrysanthemum
Species: segetum

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Cheerful yellow daisy-like flowers on long branched stems above fleshy grey-green leaves. Corn marigolds were once a familiar sight - adorning cornfields, railway embankments and roadsides. Perfect for naturalising in a sunny wildflower garden, profits from these seeds are used to protect existing wildflower areas and develop potential new sites.

  • Garden care: When sowing seeds do not use a fertiliser since wildflowers prefer poor soils. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. In autumn cut the faded flower-heads down to the ground and compost the dead stems
  • Goes well with: Centaurea cyanus, Knautia arvensis, Lonicera pericymenum, Briza media ,Papaver rhoeas, Leucanthemum vulgare.

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