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Tanacetum coccineum - (Willd.)Grierson.
                 
Common Name Pyrethrum, Pyrethum daisy, Persian Insect Flower, Painted Daisy
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 4-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sunny dry mountainous habitats[169]. Sub-alpine meadows in the Caucasus[187].
Range W. Asia to the Caucasus.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Pink, Red, White. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late spring. Form: Upright or erect.

Tanacetum coccineum Pyrethrum, Pyrethum daisy, Persian Insect Flower,  Painted Daisy


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Tanacetum coccineum Pyrethrum, Pyrethum daisy, Persian Insect Flower,  Painted Daisy
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Physical Characteristics
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Tanacetum coccineum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Chrysanthemum coccineum. Willd. C. roseum. Pyrethrum roseum.

Habitats
 Meadow; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Insecticide.

The dried flower heads are used as an insecticide[46, 61, 114, 169, 171], they are a source of the commercially available insecticide 'pyrethrum', which is non-toxic to mammals[238]. This species is less effective than T. cinerariifolium[238]. Only the yellow disk rays contain pyrethrins[169]. Once dried, the flowers or the powder retain their insecticidal properties almost indefinitely[238].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Border, Container, Foundation, Massing, Rock garden. Succeeds in most soils so long as they are not very heavy or wet[200]. Thrives in full sun but also succeeds in light dappled shade though it flowers less well in such a situation[200]. Another report says that it requires a sunny position in a well-drained alkaline or neutral soil[169]. Prefers a slightly acid sandy soil[187]. Tolerates a pH in the range 5.2 to 7. A very ornamental plant[1], there are many named forms selected for their ornamental value[187, 200]. Very suitable for naturalizing in a summer meadow. Special Features: Attractive foliage, Fragrant foliage, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers.
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Only just cover the seed and do not allow the pot to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Tanacetum balsamitaAlecost, Costmary32
Tanacetum cinerariifoliumDalmation Pellitory, Pyrethrum01
Tanacetum partheniumFeverfew, Matricaria25
Tanacetum vulgareTansy, Common tansy, Golden Buttons, Curly Leaf Tansy22
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