Monday, January 17, 2011

Robinson's Painted Daisy

Robinson's Painted Daisy
Tanacetum coccineum 'Robinson's Mix'
(TAN-uh-SEE-tum) (kok-SIN-ee-um)
Synonyms: Pyrethrum coccineum

Painted Daisies don’t seem as popular as they once were and we have had a lot of trouble sourcing them locally. I was able to snag a couple last year and as usual they cheered up the cutting garden. The ‘mix’ I bought seems to have been all pink but that was okay. They also come in red and white. The fern like foliage is nice even when the flowers are not blooming but I have found it is best to cut it back after the plants bloom. This will usually lead to another round of fresh foliage and flowers.

We are expecting another storm here for tonight and tomorrow. Thankfully it is mostly rain this time. We are going to shovel off the roofs on the house and garage since there is 3 to 4 feet of snow on them now and I don’t want the extra weight of 2 inches of rain on top of that.


Míriam Luiza said...

Esta flor é linda, e a foto está muito boa! Enquanto por aí a tempestade é de neve, por aqui é chuva! Na minha região as chuvas estão amenas, mas em alguns lugares do Brasil estão fazendo muitas vítimas.

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful, love the colors.

Maia said...

Oh, they are so beautiful and your macro is amazing.
We are lucky this winter, the temperature rose in the new year and we don't have to shovel.

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful daisy. I will hold it in mind as I shovel off everything (as usual) tomorrow!

singapore florist said...

it's amazingly beautiful.