Painted Daisies – No Lackadaisical Flowers Here!

The Painted Daisies (Tanacetum coccineum) are quite hardy here, and though it has been said that deer don’t like to eat them, my Painted Daisies have been providing a scrumptious snack to the four footed browsers (White tail deer) ever since they bloomed!

I planted a whole border of these pink beauties along one side of my vegetable garden, and so far one quarter of the row has become ungulate food.

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What I find curious about these flowers is that up until this year all the blooms have been light pink in color. Then suddenly this year, a few dark pink flowers appeared within one small clump. I’m looking forward to the possibility that other shades of pink appear when this year’s seeds germinate and bloom next year!

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
– Doug Larson –