Chrysanthemum coronarium, garland Chrysanthemum
Fast growing Asian greens or Chrysanthemum greens the young shoots and stems are used raw or cooked, young leaves are excellent in salads. 'Kikumi' a Japanese pickle is made from the petals. Position in full sun and temperatures below 25 deg C, above this the plants can become bitter. Sow seed on the surface from early spring to autumn, sowing in succession will ensure a constant supply. Sowing autumn onwards under glass for a winter crop. Oriental vegetable sow Spring to early summer.