Chinese Tea Crysanthemum

Chrysanthemum morifolium

Also known as “hardy garden mum,” Chrysanthemum has been part of the herbs related to longevity and the search for immortality in Traditional Chinese Medicine since 500 BC. The cheerful, mounding blooms are a lovely addition to the garden, and the refreshingly sweet to slightly bitter traditional Chrysanthemum tea can be made of its leaves or flowers. It can also be used in soup!

Water: Moist

Hardiness: Frost Hardy


Habit: 4 to 5' tall perennial herb

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Moderately rich

Origin: China

Chinese Tea Crysanthemum