Crown Daisy Glebionis coronaria

πŸ‘€ Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
πŸͺ Edible
β€πŸŒ± Easy-care
crown daisy

ABOUT

The plant known commonly as crown daisy features lush green leaves that are deeply lobed and resemble those of common daisies. Each leaf is arranged alternately on the stem, providing a spacious and open look to the plant's foliage. The leaves are somewhat glossy, with a slightly leathery texture, which enhances their vibrant green coloration. The crown daisy is best known for its distinctive flowers, which are akin to those of the classic daisy. Each blossom consists of a bright yellow central disk, which is surrounded by an array of white or pale yellow ray florets that resemble petals. These ray florets are long and slender and radiate from the center of the flower like the rays of the sun. The flowers are typically found atop long stems that emerge from the main body of the plant. In full bloom, the crown daisy presents an attractive display of these daisy-like flowers that can add a splash of color to any setting. The contrast between the vibrant green of the leaves and the bright hues of the flowers is particularly striking and contributes to the plant's overall appeal.

Plant Info
Care
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family

      Asteraceae.

    • Synonyms

      Chop Suey Greens, Garland Chrysanthemum, Crown Daisy, Japanese Greens, Shungiku, Kikuna, Mirabeles.

    • Common names

      Chrysanthemum coronarium, Leucanthemum coronarium, Xantophtalmum coronarium, Chrysanthemum hortorum, Glebionis coronaria var. discolor, Chrysanthemum aureum, Chrysanthemum spatiosum, Pinardia coronaria, Pyrethrum coronarium, Leucanthemum vulgare var. coronarium.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Glebionis coronaria, commonly known as garland chrysanthemum, is not considered toxic to humans. In fact, it is eaten as a leaf vegetable, particularly in Asian cuisines. However, like with any plant, some individuals may experience allergic reactions or sensitivity, so it is always best to consume it in moderation, especially for those trying it for the first time.

    • To pets

      Garland chrysanthemum (Glebionis coronaria) is not typically listed as a toxic plant to pets such as dogs and cats. However, pets may sometimes have individual sensitivities or allergic reactions to plants that are not widely regarded as poisonous. If a pet ingests a significant amount of garland chrysanthemum and exhibits symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, or unusual lethargy, it is advisable to consult a veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle

      Annuals

    • Foliage type

      Deciduous

    • Color of leaves

      Green

    • Flower color

      Yellow

    • Height

      2 feet (60 cm)

    • Spread

      1 foot (30 cm)

    • Plant type

      Herb

    • Hardiness zones

      7

    • Native area

      Mediterranean

Benefits

  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Culinary Use: The leaves and flowers of the crown daisy are edible and used in a variety of dishes, particularly in Asian cuisines, providing a unique flavor and enhancing the nutritional value of meals.
    • Nutrient Rich: Crown daisy is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron, contributing to a balanced diet.
    • Gardening: With bright, cheerful flowers, crown daisy is used as an ornamental plant, adding aesthetic value to gardens and attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies.
    • Companion Planting: Crown daisy can be used in companion planting to help deter certain pests from more vulnerable crops, promoting a healthier garden without the need for pesticides.
    • Soil Improvement: Like many plants, crown daisy can contribute to soil health through its root systems and natural life cycle, potentially improving soil structure and fertility over time.
    • Cultural Significance: The crown daisy holds cultural importance in various regions, symbolizing new beginnings and innocence in some cultures, and is used in traditional festivals and celebrations.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • Anti-inflammatory: Glebionis coronaria contains flavonoids that may have anti-inflammatory effects.
    • Antioxidant: The plant has antioxidant properties due to the presence of certain compounds like flavonoids and polyphenols.
    • Hepatoprotective: Some studies suggest the plant may offer protection to the liver from certain toxins.
    • Antimicrobial: Extracts of Glebionis coronaria have shown to possess antimicrobial properties against certain bacteria and fungi.
    • Wound healing: Topical application of Glebionis coronaria extract may help in the healing of wounds by promoting tissue regeneration.
    • Hypolipidemic: It is believed to have properties that might affect lipid levels in the blood, although clear clinical evidence is lacking.
    • Diuretic: The plant has been reported to have diuretic effects which could promote the excretion of urine.
    Please consult with a healthcare provider for more information regarding the medical use of any herbs, including Glebionis coronaria.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Glebionis coronaria, commonly known as the crown daisy, can be used as a natural dye, producing a range of yellow and green hues depending on the mordant used.
    • The crown daisy is often planted as an ornamental flower in gardens and landscapes for its bright yellow blooms.
    • In some cultures, crown daisy leaves are incorporated into floral arrangements and bouquets for their vibrant color and unique shape.
    • The plant's stems and foliage can be used in composting as a source of green material, contributing to the nitrogen content of the compost pile.
    • Crown daisy plants can be used as indicators of soil health and fertility, as they thrive in well-nourished soils.
    • The flowers of the crown daisy are sometimes used as a natural pest repellent in gardens, although this use is anecdotal and not scientifically proven.
    • In regions where it grows abundantly, the crown daisy is used as food for livestock, especially sheep and goats.
    • Crown daisy petals have been used in traditional crafts, such as creating natural potpourri for its subtle fragrance and colorful appearance.
    • The crown daisy can be cultivated as a cover crop to protect and enrich the soil during off-season planting in agriculture.
    • Farmers may plant the crown daisy to attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, which are essential for pollination of crops.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Crown Daisy is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Crown Daisy is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Glory and Honor: Glebionis coronaria, commonly known as the crown daisy, is associated with glory and honor, reflecting its Latin name 'coronaria', which comes from 'corona', meaning 'crown'.
    • Celebration: The crown-like shape of its flowers symbolizes festivity and celebration, making it a popular choice for festive occasions.
    • Cheerfulness: The bright, cheerful yellow color of the crown daisy is often related to positivity and optimism in the language of flowers.
    • Innocence and Loyal Love: As with many daisy species, it can also represent innocence and loyal love, tying into the daisy family's traditional meanings.

πŸ’§
Every 1-2 weeks
Water
β˜€οΈ
2500 - 10000 Lux
Light
πŸ’¦οΈ
5%
Humidity
πŸͺ΄
Every year
Repotting
🌱️
Spring-Early Summer
Propogation
βœ‚οΈοΈ
Not needed
Pruning
  • water dropWater

    Crown daisies should be watered deeply once a week, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. It's best to water at the base of the plant to keep moisture off the foliage and prevent fungal diseases. In hot, dry climates or during the peak of summer, the frequency may increase to twice per week. Provide the plants with about one gallon of water per watering session to ensure the moisture reaches the root zone. Overwatering can cause root rot, so it's essential to have well-draining soil and to adjust your watering according to rainfall and weather conditions.

  • sunLight

    Crown daisies thrive in full sun conditions, where they can receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. The best spot for these plants would be in an area that's exposed to ample sunlight throughout the day, with minimal shade. They can tolerate some light shade but will produce fewer flowers and may become leggy as they reach for the light.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Crown daisies prefer warm temperatures and grow best in conditions ranging from 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. They can survive minimum temperatures down to around 25 degrees Fahrenheit, but frost can damage or kill the plants. Optimal growth occurs when the plants are kept within their ideal temperature range and protected from extreme cold.

  • scissorsPruning

    Crown daisies should be pruned to remove spent flowers and encourage bushier growth and more blooms. Deadheading, or cutting off spent flowers, can be done throughout the blooming season to keep the plant looking tidy and to promote continuous flowering. Major pruning should be done in late winter or early spring to remove any dead or damaged stems and to shape the plant.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for Crown Daisy is well-draining with a slightly acidic to neutral pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Incorporate organic matter like compost or well-rotted manure to enhance fertility and promote healthy growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Crown Daisy, being an annual, does not generally require repotting as it completes its life cycle in one growing season.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Crown Daisy thrives in moderate humidity levels but is adaptable to a range of conditions as long as it is not excessively humid.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure full sun, well-draining soil, and good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, well-drained soil, thin to 12 inches apart.

    • Hardiness zone

      8-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Glebionis coronaria, commonly known as garland chrysanthemum, begins its life cycle as a seed, which requires well-drained soil and some light to germinate. Upon germination, which takes about one to three weeks, it develops into a seedling with a pair of true leaves, indicating the start of the vegetative growth stage. As it grows, the plant forms a rosette of deeply lobed leaves and eventually bolts, sending up a flowering stem. Flowering occurs in late spring or early summer, presenting yellow and white daisy-like flowers that attract pollinators, leading to fertilization. After pollination, seeds develop within the flower heads, which mature and, when dry, disperse to start the cycle anew. Garland chrysanthemum has an annual lifecycle and can also be propagated vegetatively through cuttings.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: Glebionis coronaria, also known as the garland chrysanthemum or crown daisy, is most commonly propagated through seeds. The prime time for sowing these seeds is in early spring, after the danger of frost has passed, ensuring a favorable environment for germination. To propagate, scatter the seeds onto a well-draining soil mix, covering them lightly with soil, as they need some light to germinate effectively. Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Seedlings usually emerge within 7 to 14 days. Once they have grown and the risk of frost is completely gone, they can be transplanted outdoors to a spot with full sun to partial shade. Thin the plants to 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 centimeters) apart to ensure they have enough room to grow.