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Dendranthema lavandulifolium - (Fisch. ex Trautv.)Kitam.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Mountain slopes, rocks, river valleys, river banks, wastelands and hilly lands at elvations of 600--2800 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - Northern China, Japan, Korea and Manchuria.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Dendranthema lavandulifolium


Dendranthema lavandulifolium

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Dendranthema lavandulifolium is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Aug to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has 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 cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Chrysanthemum indicum boreale. C. boreale.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

The following uses are for the closely related D. indica. They quite possibly also apply to this species. The flower heads are pickled in vinegar[46, 61, 177, 183]. Young leaves - cooked[105, 177, 183]. An aromatic tea is made from the leaves[183]. Seed[183]. No more details are given but it is very small and would be rather fiddly to use.

Medicinal Uses

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The flowers are hypotensive and vasodilator[176]. They have an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of Staphylococcus, E. coli, streptococcus, C. diphtheriae, Bacillus dysenteriae[176]. The flowers are used in the treatment of furuncle, scrofula, deep-rooted boils, inflammation of the throat, eyes and cervix, eczema, itchiness of the skin and hypertension[176].

Other Uses

The following uses are for the closely related D. indicum. They quite possibly also apply to this species. The seed contains about 16% of a semi-drying oil, but no information is given as to its uses[240]. The seed is rather small, commercial extraction is probably not viable[K].

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most well-drained fertile soils in a sunny position[1, 200]. This species is closely related to D. indicum. When bruised, the foliage has a pungent refreshing fragrance that is somewhat lemon-like and reminiscent of chamomile[245].

Propagation

Seed - sow spring to early summer in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed[200]. It usually germinates in 10 - 18 days at 15°c but if it does not germinate within 4 weeks then try chilling the seed for 3 weeks in the salad compartment of a fridge[164]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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