There are about 160 species of chrysanthemum, mostly native to China, Japan, and Europe. Included are some of the most popular and useful of garden plants—the top favorite being C. x grandiflorum, whose modern descendants are known as florists' chrysanthemums.
Taxonomists have split the Chrysanthemum into a number of new genera—and, in certain cases, changed their minds and returned some species to the original genus.Chrysanthemum arcticum
Native to Alaska. Very hardy fall bloomer. Forms foot-wide clump of spoon-shaped, leathery, usually three-lobed leaves 1 to 3 in. long. Stems are 6 to 12 in. high, bear white or pinkish, 1 to 2-in. flowers. A group of hybrids known as Northland daisies has been developed from this species; they bear single flowers 3 in. or wider, in shades of pink, rose, rosy purple, and yellow. Chrysanthemum arcticum itself is primarily a rock garden plant. Taller-growing hybrids reach 16 to 20 in. and are best in borders.
Native to Alaska. Very hardy fall bloomer. Forms foot-wide clump of spoon-shaped, leathery, usually th...
Arctic and mountains of North America, Eurasia. Small (1/4 to 1/2-in.), narrow bright green leaves for...
Clumps grow 2—4 ft. tall and wide (or wider). Handsome leaves are divided and glossy. Large sing...