Tanacetum Robinson’s Red description:
Lovely creamy red daisy flowers in late spring and on into summer, over green fern-like foliage.
The flowers are great for cutting and bringing indoors.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle of a border or the back of a plant bed and if given well drained soil and is trimmed hard after flowering, then it will continue to flourish.
It can cause a skin irritation.
Also known as: Chrysanthemum coccineum Robinson’s Red and Pyrethrum coccineum Robinson’s Red.
Common name: Robinson’s Red Painted Daisy.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a groundcover plant?
Yes, can plug a hole in the flower border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates a chalky soil and an acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Remove dead flower heads to create more flowers.
Trim hard after flowering to make good, strong plants.
Size of plant:
Height 70 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.