A little unusual, however with attractive foliage and flowers, Ajania pacifica commonly called ‘Pacific Chrysanthemum’ or ‘Silver And Gold Chrysanthemum’ are an Autumn flower perennial that add great colour to the autumn garden.
An attractive low growing shrub is well suited to growing in the perennial border and is drought tolerant once established. The foliage lasts well year round and the flowers appear in masses. Although sold as a mound forming plant, a little pruning will be needed to keep it neat and tidy.
Originally from Japan and Russia it will reach a height or around .5m. Very attractive grey green scalloped felt-like leaves with a silver underside, and when in flower, large clusters of yellow button-like flower heads usually in autumn.
This is a plant that has recently beed used in hybridisation see Chrysanthemum ‘Snow Dome’
How to Grow Ajania pacifica
Ajania pacifica are a reasonably hardy plants and adaptable plant that will cope with full sun to part shade. A well drained humus rich moist soil is best. Plants are best kept at around 40cm in height and left to spread to around .8m.
- Plant in full sun to part shade, we suggest afternoon shade in warmer climates.’
- Keep growth compact by pruning or pinching back new growth early in spring to summer.
- Suited to growing in containers.
- Good drainage is essential.
- Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool moist root run.
- Propagation from cuttings taken in spring to summer is easy.
Available for sale from the following nurseries
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.