Chrysanthemum tricolor Andrews

Tricolor Daisy

Family: Compositae

Genus: Chrysanthemum

Category: Annual

Size: To 3' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Perennial in warm climates, annual elsewhere.

Corn-Marygold with samphire-like leaves; the outer scales of the cup keel-shaped; the flowers grow solitary and are three-coloured. (Bot. Repos.)


Published in Bot. Repos. 2: 109 in 1800. Mr. James Donn, Curator of the Botanic Gardens, Cambridge, through whose medium we possess this new species of Crysanthemum, informs us, in his catalogue for 1800, that it is a native of the coast of Barbary, and from whence it was first received in 1797.

PlantList shows the status as unresolved.

Some sources show it as a synonym of Chrysanthemum carinatum Schousb.


Sources of Information

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