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Tanacetum 'Robinson Red'
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Plant Type: Perennials

'Robinson's Red' sports scarlet-red flowers which measure 2.5 inches wide and are daisy-like with a bright yellow center.  Painted Daisy also has interesting ferny foliage much like that of yarrow.  Plant it in large groupings for plenty of cut flowers and for greatest impact in the landscape.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Tanacetum should be grown in full sun and well-drained soil. It is very adaptable to many climates. Removing faded flowers will prolong the bloom time. Trimming the foliage back after blooming will help to rejuvenate the plant. It should be divided in the spring or in the fall every 2 years to maintain vigor.

Flower Color

Scarlet red

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Aster-New York (Aster dumosus), Bellflower-Dwarf (Campanula ), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Catmint (Nepeta faassenii), Iris-Tall Bearded (Iris ), Poppy-Oriental (Papaver orientale), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Stonecrop-Autumn (Sedum )

Plant Height

24-36 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average to low water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Container, Cut flower or foliage, Border, Mass Plant

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant


Full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests