Chrysanthemum – Edible (Chrysanthemum coronariasyn. Glebionis coronaria)


This leafy ANNUAL grows up to 1.2m and has yellow-and-white daisy-like flowers and finely divided green leaves. Prefers moist and well-drained soil in a full sun or semi-shaded position.
Flowers and leaves are edible.

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Young leafy shoots and stems can be eaten raw or cooked and is strongly aromatic. They are often used as a vegetable, quickly wilted, while young leaves are excellent in salads. Traditionally used with black pepper to treat
gonorrhoea, while the flowers can be used as a substitute for camomile. Grow as a companion plant.

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