Chinese Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum Indicum, YeJu Hua, Tea Chrysanthemum

$10.00

Chrysanthemum Indicum, the real Chinese tea Chrysanthemum

10 in stock

Description

This is neither the bold flowered Chrysanthemum you can buy at the florist shop nor the edible garland chrysanthemum which is used in Chinese kitchen. This is the medicinal chrysanthemum used in Chinese medicine. This is a cultigen that cannot be propagated by seed. Apparently, there are several varieties cultivated and I cannot tell which one this is. Hundreds of yellow flowers appear late in autumn a very good bee forage! Chrysanthemum herb is used in Chinese medicine to treat the common cold, flu, fever, and heatstroke; high blood pressure, heart pain, Prostate cancer, atherosclerosis; dizziness, hearing loss, tinnitus, headache, and migraine; red and swollen eyes, blurry vision; liver inflammation and toxicity; infections including staphylococcus, streptococcus and blood spirochetes. Used as tea.

What you get: 

The herb plant is supplied in a 50 mm pot and should be planted out soon. Water well after planting and until it is established.

In the Garden:

Chinese Chrysanthemum herb is easy to grow and suitable for tropical to cool areas. It is hardy to -10C and dies down in winter. Cut back in autumn after the plant dies back. This herb likes full sun and well-drained soil. The best position is mid-border so that a somewhat stiffer plant holds the floppy flower stalks up.

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