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4860

Pyrethrum

  • Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium

Also known as the insect plant because the flowers are the source of one of the safest of all organic insecticides, Pyrethrum. The white, yellow-centred Daisy flowers contain pyrethrins which act directly on the nervous systems of certain insects such as aphids and mites but will not harm animals, fish, plants or humans. Plants are often sold as genuine Pyrethrum but Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium, with serrated grey foliage, contains the most insecticidal properties in the flowers alone, never the leaves. Grow in a sunny, well-drained position.

Maturity second season from transplant.

 

NZ $4.75
 
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INFORMATION

DURATION
Perennial
OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION
20-25
DAYS TO GERMINATION
7-14
HEIGHT
60cm
DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS
15cm
WHEN TO SOW
2.3
NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET
100
PREFERRED GROWING METHOD

Transplant
BEST USE

Insect Deterrent

KEY to
WHEN TO SOW

1
EARLY
SPRING
2
LATE SPRING &
EARLY SUMMER
3
LATE SUMMER &
EARLY AUTUMN
   

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